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It is painful to say this: Trayvon Martin is not a miscarriage of American justice, but American justice itself. This is not our system malfunctioning. It is our system working as intended. To expect our juries, our schools, our police to single-handedly correct for this, is to look at the final play in the final minute of the final quarter and wonder why we couldn’t come back from twenty-four down.
Ta-Nehisi Coates, on Trayvon Martin and the George Zimmerman trial. (via theatlantic)

TNC, on point as always.

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