Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Violence; racism.]

"You can't give people the authority, whether civilian or police officers, the right to just stop somebody because of the color of their skin."—Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, speaking about New York City's "Stop and Frisk" policy on Meet the Press yesterday.

I love that she connected the overtly institutionally-supported "Stop and Frisk" policy to the covertly institutionally-supported vigilantism of men like George Zimmerman. I hate that she had to do it. But I love that she did it.

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