Tuesday, March 27

Shaquanda Cotton

by A.man.I

I hadn't heard about the story of Shaquanda Cotton until now. Cotton is a teenager from Paris, Texas who was sentenced to seven years in prison for pushing a hall monitor.

BlackInformant provides an interesting analysis of the situation, and ExodusMentality wrote a pointed commentary stating, "I suggest that anyone who is in any way associated with Paris, Texas, Judge Superville, the Governor of Texas, or anyone else who could have or should have done something to stop a racist judge from putting a little Black girl in jail for 7 years because of a shove, should be vilified by everyone who comes into contact with them."



At 1:46 PM, Blogger griftdrift said...

Moderate voice also has some interesting analysis.


At 6:36 PM, Anonymous Implicit said...

Im glad you mentioned this stony, i heard about it on facebook, and decided to write the govenor of teas..i hope others do the same

At 8:17 PM, Blogger Levois said...

Very sad story. This is an injustice.

At 5:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know I was real hot when when I first found out about this case on March 22. It's ninedays later and for those of you who haven't already heard, Shaquanda was scheduled to be freed from the Texas juvenile corrections facility this morning. We should celebrate this victory even as we continue to move forward.

Everyone connected with this case acknowledges that it was the concerted efforts of Black Bloggers that caused such a massive amount of publicity in such a short time, that put pressure on Texas officials to remedy this situation so quickly. There is power in the community that is developing among Black bloggers(aka the Afrosphere or the Blackosphere). Everyone who participates by blogging, reading. posting comments, or spreading the word about the existence of black blogs should be justifiably proud of what we accomplished and where we can taqke this thing.

Special shouts to My Urban Report for being the portal that led me to blogging.


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