Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

The Final Play in the Final Minute of the Final Quarter

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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.

To paraphrase a great man–We are what our record says we are. How can we sensibly expect different?

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