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    In novel Dear Martin, by Nic Stone, the story shows that the average black person has to struggle and work harder than the average white person to gain social mobility in the U.S. In addition, she explores how

    Jim Crow's Residue

    In novel Dear Martin, by Nic Stone, the story shows that the average black person has to struggle and work harder than the average white person to gain social mobility in the U.S. In addition, she explores how challenging...

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    • Amazing story!!

      • Beverly,

        I am co-signing Donta’s shout out….

        Thanks for sharing this thoughtful review and response to Nic Stone’s novel, Dear Martin. Last year, my students at U School, had the opportunity to meet Ms. Stone at a book talk at one of our local public libraries in Philadelphia. We enjoyed her talk. During her talk, she really helped enhance her characters’ background stories. Reading your review and thinking of Jus, Jim Crow Jr, and Police Brutality makes me more interested in seeing the film Queen and Slim. Have you seen this movie yet? Based on your response to Dear Martin I would love to read your review of the film Queen and Slim 🙂

        Reed
        Humanties Teacher
        U School

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    Martin Luther King Jr once said, “I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.” He was a great man that worked tremendously to bring greater equ

    Martin Luther King's Dream

    Martin Luther King Jr once said, “I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.” He was a great man that worked tremendously to bring greater...

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    • Hi Beverly,

      I think your outlook on police brutality against African Americans is enlightening. As you said, a lot of people have heard about situations where someone was shot just because of their race, but they don’t think about the reasoning behind what causes police to pull the trigger. Is it due to their race or did they do or say something that the police felt threatened by? And yes, while I agree with you on the idea that American is not living up to its standards of equality as introduced by founding documents including the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of America, it could also be that the law enforcement officers are frightened because they feel threatened. I don’t think it’s a reasonable excuse to say that they pulled the triggered on someone (that’s not white) because they felt “threatened”. These stereotypes of people of different color and race are one of the factors that contribute to the police brutality. I think you did a great job of introducing and explaining this topic, and I would love to hear about your perspective on the other side of the argument. I found two articles and thought that it might be interesting for you to read 🙂

      https://www.apa.org/monitor/2016/12/cover-policing

      A black police officer’s perspective

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