Jul 14, 2013

In her closing remarks on her MSNBC television show, Dr. Melissa Harris Perry used the words of W.E.B. Dubois to properly sum up how many in the Black community are feeling about the George Zimmerman verdict.

Here is a little of what she said:

In his turn of the century treatise, The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois wrote,
“Between me and the other world there is ever an unasked question: unasked by some through feelings of delicacy; by others through the difficulty of rightly framing it. All, nevertheless, flutter round it. How does it feel to be a problem?”
Everyone has problems. It is the human condition. No amount of wealth. No racial privilege. No righteousness of purpose and action leads to a life without problems. Everyone has them. 
But Du Bois was pointing to something different. Not just having problems, but being a problem. How does it feel to be a problem? To have your very body and the bodies of your children to be assume to be criminal, violent, malignant. source

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