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NAN led by Sam Riddle (far right) and Rev. Horace Sheffield (center) lead protestors at a mall in St. Louis in 2002 after police officers beat and arrest Black youth for "wearing a bandana like Nelly." COURTESY PHOTO

NAN led by Sam Riddle (far right) and Rev. Horace Sheffield (center) lead protestors at a mall in St. Louis in 2002 after police officers beat and arrest Black youth for “wearing a bandana like Nelly.” COURTESY PHOTO

Americas injustice graveyard

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My work is not to educate purveyors of white privilege. Go to the Harvard School of Government if you are a person of color with a mind to teach those what you know so they can give you a certificate legitimating your transfer of knowledge to those who will use it against you.

Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Fred Hampton, Mark Clark, Malice Green, Mackenzie Cochran, Renisha McBride and a never-ending list of American victims of racist murderers fill the graveyard of injustice. Yet, you are a sucker for media littering with impunity trying to convince us its not about race. KMA. 

Wait a minute! Why is Renisha McBrides name in that group? Her killer, Ted Wafer, was convicted. Ahhh, but those who fill the airwaves, print media and Internet like the Associated Press and Detroit columnist Brian Dickerson still stand tall after assassinating Renisha and what her case represented. 

White privilege shall never overcome Black reality.

Standing upon an isle of white privilege, both AP and Brian Dickerson attempt to shape reality. APs initial tweet focused not on a woman crying out for help, but dehumanized Renisha by depicting her as a drunk. Dickerson took great measures to distinguish McBrides case from Trayvon Martin by concluding that Renishas case was not about race. 

There is not a conscious Black person who doesnt know what Ted Wafer was about. Snow White would not have been whacked on Ted Wafers porch.

To her credit, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy knows America and juries. Keep it simple. Just raw facts please. Wafer had options to killing Renisha McBride. Wafer-hate pulled the trigger.  Once the shotgun was racked before the jury, it was a wrap. Kym Worthy did her job. Thank you Madam Prosecutor.  

Black folk know how to read the Wafers of the world. Racist media bias is a tad tougher to discern as media principalities shift shape realities. Do not let the media force delusion or leadership upon you. Just because you read it or see it on TV does not make it real or true.

My Tweet that resulted in the loss of followers: Rage of #PeopleDehumanized #LivesDevalued #NoHope of sharing N wealth of America Frightens U as U Demand StLouis Retribution But #NoJustice

Property never trumps life not in St. Louis not anywhere.

We must never let haters cause us to lose hope or dislike ourselves and never let haters make you weak in your faith. Keep the faith. Stay on the battlefield.

Sam Riddle is the political director for the Michigan National Action Network. Follow him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sam.riddle or Twitter at twitter.com/samriddle, @samriddle .

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