Michael Dunn tells fiancé that he is both the ‘victim and the victor’ in fatal Jordan Davis shooting

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On Saturday a jury found Florida resident Michael Dunn guilty on three counts of attempted murder, and one count of firing a missile on the day that led to the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.

In newly released phone calls from jail to his fiancé, Dunn tells her that he is both the victim and the victor in the situation. 

Study: North Carolina voting law proves to disenfranchise black voters

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According to a Dartmouth University study, North Carolina’s recent changes to the state’s voting laws will disproportionately affect black voters.

North Carolina was once included in the Voting Rights Act’s requirement that states and other jurisdictions with a history of racism in voting submit changes to their voting laws to the Justice Department for approval. But a Supreme Court ruling no longer requires states to do so. 

Guest post: I’m Not Racist, But…

 

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The following post was written by Chicago-based writer Terrence Chappell. Chappell has been featured in The Huffington Post, CS Magazine, The Men’s Book Mag. and on ChicagoPride.com. Go to chicago.gopride.com for more information. 

By: Terrence F. Chappell

When I clicked on the Thought Catalog’s January 17 article titled “I’m Not Racist, I’m Just Not Attracted to Black Men” by an anonymous author, probably similar to other fellow black gay men, my initial thoughts were “Ah s*** here we go again…” I’m not quite sure when the declarative, “I’m not racist,” fill-in insulting, tired argument became the ultimate, uniformed, vernacular defense of the weary to prove that they’re not racist. However, simply put, it’s terrible. It never ever disproves that someone is actually not a racist.  And in most cases, perpetuates stupidity. So, to title an article about race and sexuality as, “I’m Not Racist, I’m Just Not Attracted to Black Men” is off putting, and I still haven’t even made it past the title.