Tuesday, February 12, 2013


This story from Florida. 

There has been a lot of talk about the alleged prejudice against people with "black" sounding names.

Even Google ads are being discussed as being racist.

Then you read a story like the one from Florida, which makes me think of Kathy's expression-that it's not racist if it's true.

"Antoinette Letitia Ford, 23, is charged with aggravated battery, a felony.  An arrest report lists co-defendants as:  24-year-old Javaress Reshod Barnes, 25-year-old Arshala Lee Ford, 29-year-old Quentin Herring, 18-year-old Iareian Jiquel Kennedy, 42-year-old Harry Maurice Roberts, 28-year-old Lasheena Shawndrell Thomas, and 20-year-old Jarvis Jamaal Young.  A 12-year-old boy, a 14-year-old boy, a 16-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy were also arrested. Seven of the eight adults bonded out of jail on Monday morning."

This is a terribly upsetting story. Inasmuch as America has fiscal woes, it has problems of the soul that are devastating and no amount of money or fiscal prudence can fix a basic disrespect for the sanctity of human life and a basic sense of dignity and civil behaviour.