Are We Really A Colorblind Society?

Thursday, 18 July 2013 | A Public Affair

“You hear it all the time, people in the media saying, ‘This is 2013. We are a colorblind society. We have a black man that was elected as president.’ But they fail to see that many of the things that we gained from the time of reconstruction and through the civil rights movement, that we’re losing them.”-Will Williams

On the Thursday July 18th A Public Affair, host Allen Ruff talked with Will Williams about the Trayvon Martin killing and the Zimmerman acquittal, as well as how law and race interact in the United States today. Will Williams is a peace activist and a Vietnam veteran and has been following the Trayvon Martin case intently. Both Ruff and Williams discussed the history of the prosecution of African-Americans and racism that may have affected the case of Trayvon Martin.

 Photo credit: David Shankbone

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