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Jun. 16th, 2010

Justice

aerdran

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Smoke or fog: Curtis Flowers Trial, Day EightCollapse )

Jun. 15th, 2010

The Wolves

aerdran

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Bibbs fallout explains lack of black representation on Flowers’ juryCollapse )
Justice

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From the rabbit side of the room: Curtis Flowers Trial, Day 6Collapse )

Jun. 12th, 2010

Justice

aerdran

(no subject)

Horror Show: Curtis Flowers Trial, Day FiveCollapse )

Jun. 11th, 2010

Justice

aerdran

(no subject)

Come to Jesus Time: Curtis Flowers trial, day fourCollapse )

Jun. 10th, 2010

Forever Fearless

aerdran

(no subject)

And a little extra regarding the town in question and how it deals with people of colour:

Law Student harassed by Montgomery County DeputyCollapse )
Justice

aerdran

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White Answers: Curtis Flowers Trial, Day ThreeCollapse )
Justice

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Trouble in Loperland: Curtis Flowers Trial, Day TwoCollapse )
Justice

aerdran

Curtis Flowers Trial

I'm going to start posting articles that I receive in my e-mail about the trial of Curtis Flowers in Winona, Mississippi. For those who aren't familiar with this story, here's a link to a post I put up a couple months ago about it:

http://community.livejournal.com/betherevolution/51793.html#cutid1

I think this is an important trial and a demonstration of the sort of racism that still exists in the justice system, particularly in some areas. I'll be posting three articles today and then hopefully getting the others up as I get them so as not to crowd your friends lists.

Fear Stalks a Mississippi Town: Flowers Trial, Day OneCollapse )

Jun. 2nd, 2010

credit smailtronic

rantipole6

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I am a high school teacher. One of my seniors contacted me asking for help. This student has been accepted to a 4 year college and is one of the brightest kids I've ever worked with. He's also the son of illegal Mexican immigrants and is not a citizen. He's working full time to pay his rent and is unable to enroll full time in school. At this rate (2 classes per semester), it will be many years before he can complete his BA in business. Because of his immigration status, he is not eligible for financial aid, although he might be eligible for private scholarships. In fact, he received a $2500 scholarship, which is great, but only goes so far. His mom speaks very little English and the fact that he called me should be seen as a sign that this guy doesn't have anyone else invested in him with the know-how to help him get what he needs.

Whatever your views on immigration are, take my word as a teacher that this is a highly intelligent , hard-working kid who deserves a college education. I need some help finding resources to get this kid some more scholarship money, and/or a college loan. Does anyone know of any immigrants rights groups and/or individuals versed in navigating financial aid options for children of immigrant parents that could help?

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