What Difference Is This Verdict?
"A guilty verdict in a case with no actual defense for the crime inflicted doesn't change America's system of dominant white supremacy. Especially, since most likely almost one-half of white America feels Chauvin should've walked free yesterday in that Minneapolis courtroom. You see verdict or no verdict, until White America atones for the sins inflicted on Black Americans past and present over these 400 years in formal payment of reparations. This verdict means absolutely nothing in scope of what our peoples have faced. I am sure when Michael Donald's KKK killers were convicted of his lynching in Alabama in 1981. The first white man Henry Hays, since 1913 was executed for a white on black crime in Alabama when he was executed in 1997. America told our communities that things had changed. Yet. It's 40 years later and our people are still being lynched by forces of white supremacy. You see Derek Chauvin may have been dress in policeman blue with his knee on the neck of George Floyd but he certainly was cloaked in the invisible robe of white hatred of the KKK. So please don’t fall into the myth that this America is any different than the America that hated us with a vehemence for four centuries because it isn’t any different.”"#joesmokethoughts