News and Analysis: Police brutality
George Zimmerman’s acquittal has resulted in waves of mass outrage among Black people and all anti-racists. The verdict should, once and for all, puncture the myth of a “post-racial” or “color-blind” America.
Few cases demonstrate the viciously racist and sexist character of the capitalist court system more clearly than the outrageous prosecution and sentencing of Marissa Alexander, a Black woman from Jacksonville, Florida.
On June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Section Five of the 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA). The VRA was won through determined struggle by millions of African American people and their allies in the Civil Rights Movement.