Virginia Commonwealth University students marched and staged a die-in Wednesday in solidarity with Martese Johnson, a black University of Virginia student who was injured when Alcoholic Beverage Commission agents arrested him outside a pub in Charlottesville.
Former Black Panther leader Elaine Brown spoke on Wednesday to students and faculty on the problems facing African Americans today in the United States.
The definition of corruption is when power abuses power in order to protect power.
That’s what happened here: An unarmed youth is shot and killed by an empowered individual on little evidence and against the will of authority. But what started as a case of injustice evolved into an issue that reignited the status quo of race in America.
What the issue is being made in to, however, almost detracts from the core problem affecting America today: Laws used to protect the people are time and time again used to circumvent justice, protect those in power and their interest, and punish victims.
Speakers focus on legal, not race, issues in 17-year old’s death