Should we be doing something?

As black attorneys that feel like the verdict in the Zimmerman case was absurd should we be doing something to bring about change?  Yes, I believe so but in all honesty I don’t know what.

Perhaps in a small way we can all do something to break down this racial divide that is in my opinion getting worse although we think we have come so far.  Not sure why people are in denial about it being a race issue.  Perhaps the first step is recognizing that there is a racial divide and that people sometimes do get away with murder based on their skin color. Let’s be honest and call it what it is. 

In my own way I will do my part to bring about social change not because its fashionable but because like Charles Hamilton Houston, Ruth Whitehead Whaley, Charlotte E. Ray, Thurgood Marshall, Julian Bond, First Lady Michelle Obama, President Obama and the countless other attorneys that have worked to bring about social change for me to be an attorney, I too should do it for the Trayvon’s and others that have suffered an injustice.

~Danalee Francesca

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