During a wide-ranging and candid discussion with the Daily Telegraph about the state of the nation’s race relations, author Toni Morrison says America’s issues will not be resolved until justice is meted out equally in the criminal justice system, according to the Raw Story.
Further, the Nobel Prize-winning author says unarmed Blacks are not the ones who should be subjected to the aggressive police tactic known stop and frisk. “They don’t stop and frisk on Wall Street, which is where they should really go,” Morrison says of the mostly White workforce in New York City’s Financial District.
From the Raw Story:
“People keep saying, ‘We need to have a conversation about race,’” Morrison told the Daily Telegraph.
“This is the conversation. I want to see a cop shoot a White unarmed teenager in the back.”
She added: “And I want to see a white man convicted for raping a black woman. Then when you ask me, ‘Is it over?,’ I will say yes.”
The commentary comes as we grapple with protests against police violence in African-American communities across the nation, including most recently in Baltimore, Maryland, and North Charleston, South Carolina.
Twenty-seven-year-old Freddie Gray died this week after receiving severe injuries to his spinal cord while in custody of the Baltimore Police, and Walter Scott was shot in the back earlier this month by a White North Charleston police officer after a routine traffic stop turned deadly.
The conversation about racial justice in America was re-ignited last summer after Michael Brown, 18, was gunned down by a White officer in Ferguson, Missouri, prompting thousands to demand criminal justice reform in the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
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SOURCE: Raw Story | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty
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