- Category: Justice
- Published: Saturday, 16 August 2014 15:27
- Written by Attorney Jerry Girley
by Attorney Jerry Girley
A little over a month ago this nation was riveted by the choking death of Eric Garner at the hands of five New York police officers. Striking instances like the brutal death of Eric Garner are a painful reminder that the problem of race and racial oppression has not been fully resolved in America. At this juncture it is doubtful that we ever will get beyond the issue of race. Instead, what we will likely continue to do is react the next time that another black man is shot. I think of these occurrences as spillage from the containment tank of national denial.