Friday, April 11, 2014
The #MichaelDunn Trial: After the Verdict: A Reader
On February 15, 2014, while a jury found Michael Dunn guilty of 3 counts of attempted murder, they could not reach a verdict on the murder of Jordan Davis. During the trial, we here at Rhetoric Race and Religion collected editorials and essays associated with the trial. Now we here at Rhetoric Race and Religion thought we would collect some of the editorials and essays responding to the verdict. We ask that if you come across some articles please share them with us on our Facebook page or you can tweet us @examinereligion. Enjoy.
1.Michael Dunn: this case was a mistrial?!
2. Why Are White Men Like Michael Dunn So Angry?
3. DEAR WHITE CHRISTIANS OF FLORIDA: AN OPEN LETTER
4. Michael Dunn’s Racism Couldn’t Be Hidden Behind Stand Your Ground
5. How Michael Dunn legally got away with murder
6. Jordan Davis Was the Victim of A Murderer, Not Rap Music
7. Michael Dunn and Our ‘Dirty Harry’ Epidemic
8. Failure to Convict Michael Dunn of First Degree Murder a Travesty; Must be Rectified in Second Trial
9. Remembering X-Clan’s ‘Day of Outrage’ in the Wake of the Michael Dunn Verdict
10. AN OPEN LETTER TO WHITES AFTER MICHAEL DUNN VERDICT
11. Justice for Jordan Davis? — Michael Dunn not convicted of murder
12.After verdict in slaying of Jordan Davis, pastors talk about avoiding new killings
13. Jordan Davis (1995-2012)
14. Jordan Davis and Florida’s war on young black males
15. We Continue to Wait for Justice for Jordan Davis
16. Jordan Davis and the heritage of racism
17. On the Killing of Jordan Davis by Michael Dunn
18. The Jordan Davis Case: A Prosecutor's Point of View
19. Michael Dunn, Jordan Davis and the plight of black boys
20. I Am Young, Black and Afraid: The Jordan Davis Outcome
21. From Jordan Davis to Barack Obama: White America's Historic Problem With 'Arrogant' Black People
22. Michael Dunn verdict: The racist system is guilty!
23. Romans 13, Michael Dunn and gun-toting citizen vigilantes
24. Michael Dunn's Letters From Prison: Culture, not Race?
25. From George Zimmerman to Michael Dunn, "Carrying" Makes People More Violent
26. Jordan Davis Verdict
27. Highlights Need for "Race-Conscious Solution" To U.S. Racism
28. Jordan Davis deserves justice
29. Black Boy Interrupted
30. What We Wanted to Believe: An Open Letter to America (For Jordan Davis)
31. Choosing Whiteness or Humanity: Jordan Davis and the Minimizing of Black Pain
32. Unforgivable Blackness: Jordan Davis, Trayvon Martin, and Emmett Till
33. Verdict in Jordan Davis Case Highlights Continuing Injustice of "Stand Your Ground"
34. How Not to Lose Another Jordan Davis
35. Stand Your Ground Post-Jordan Davis Michael Dunn Colorblind Racist Talking Points: Are 'Big White Men' 'Stereotyped' in the Same Way as 'African-Americans'?
36. DEAR BLACK BOYS: A WORD ON JORDAN DAVIS
37. JORDAN DAVIS: WHAT IS JUSTICE IN THE ERA OF ‘STAND YOUR GROUND’ LAWS?
38. Teaching About the Jordan Davis Murder Trial
39. I, Too Am Jordan Davis
40. Stand Your Ground Has No Moral Ground
41. Why we can’t see Jordan Davis and why it matters
42. THE POLITICAL VERDICT ON MICHAEL DUNN
43. Michael Dunn, Jordan Davis, and what Florida represents
44. From Rodney King to Jordan Davis, When Will Black People Learn?
45. Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Who's Next? It's Time for Us to Heal the Wound of Racism
46. Jordan Davis and the Refrain of Black Death
47. Many Blacks Misfire on Jordan Davis
48. An Elegy for Fairness: Jordan Davis, Defiance, and White Entitlement
49. Prejudice isn’t just wrong, it kills
50. Why Shouldn't We Arm Ourselves Against Stand-Your-Ground Shooters?
51. I'm Dunn (But Not Really) With This: A Few Notes on Strategic Apathy and White Supremacy
52. The Bias Against Black Bodies
53. The Logic of the Michael Dunn Jury
54. Michael Dunn, Jordan Davis, and America's Racist Heritage
55. An Open Letter to Michael Dunn’s Daughter Rebecca from Deborah Smith Simpkins a Mother of Five
56. The Murder Case Against Michael Dunn Isn’t The Only Place Where Hip-Hop Is On Trial
57. Jane Velez-Mitchell: ‘Jordan Davis Was On Trial, Not Michael Dunn’
58. Michael Dunn And Open Season On Black Teenagers: The Onslaught Of White Murder
59. Michael Dunn and open season on black teenagers: The onslaught of white murder
60. On Jordan Davis, Michael Dunn and "White Fear"
61. After Trayvon and Jordan, Who's Next?
62. Clarence Thomas, Jordan Davis, And America’s “Sensitivity” About Race, Pt. 1
63. Michael Dunn verdict and the civil rights schism between blacks and gays
64. Time for White Americans To Wake the Hell Up!
65. To the (Probably White) Person Who Says It Shouldn’t Be About Race
66. An Open Letter to Prosecutor Angela Corey and the Legal Community
67. Are Your Children #DangerousBlackKids?
68. Do White Folks Fear Violence When Black Folks Are Just Being Blunt?
69. The Travesty Of Justice In Michael Dunn's Killing Of Jordan Davis
70. For Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, is a public debate enough?
71. Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Renisha McBride: A Call to Action
72. Jordan Davis: Thoughts From A Black Teenager
73. Race and Murder in America from the Time of Jefferson Davis to Jordan Davis
74. Who was the real thug in Dunn/Davis shooting?
75. Race and the Jordan Davis Murder
76. On Michael Dunn, and raising black sons: Jordan Davis’ mother talks to Salon
77. Henry Rollins on Young African-American Males: Stop existing. It could get you killed
78. Young, Black and Afraid of 'The System'
79. The 'Threatening' 'Thug' Through History
80. Valuing Black Life
81. Sympathy for the Shooter: How America Has Become a "Stand Your Ground" Nation
82. White Christians: Please Stop Denying Your Privilege
83. Time for Black parents to update the talk’
84. Michael Dunn, Zimmerman & Michael Giles: Why Race Still Matters
85. Jordan Davis and unarmed blackness
86. 'I Am Still Called by the God I Serve to Walk This Out'
87. Fear of a Black Teenager
88. Blacks Have More Reasons to be Fearful than Whites
89. Black Twitter Uses Social Media To Power 21st Century Civil Rights Movement
90. “Post-racial America” is a dangerous lie: Why the fantasy is naive, insidious and deadly
91. Fearing Hip-Hop: The Decline of the White Conscience
92. Blacks are the hunters, not the hunted
93. Trial demonstrates that white fear trumps black life
94. When Michael Dunn Compared Himself to a Rape Victim, He Was Following an Old, Racist Script
95. Jordan Davis, Colorblind Prosecutions And ‘Presumed Guiltiness of Black Bodies’
96. The 'Invisible Man' in the age of Trayvon and Jordan
97. Black youth must change behavior to alter perception
98. Bill O’Reilly to Blacks: Stop Listening to ‘Gangsta’ Music!
99. Color of Change director Rashad Robinson: Negative images of black men becoming ‘dangerous’
100. Trayvon and Jordan: Why Knowing Their Names Hurts
101. JORDAN DAVIS AND THE CONSPIRACY OF MISDIRECTION
102. Stand Your Ground in Context: Did the South's Culture of Racialized Violence and Honor Encourage Michael Dunn to Kill Jordan Davis?