Killing Trayvons by Kevin Alexander Gray
An Anthology of American Violence

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Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence tracks the case and explores why Trayvon’s name and George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict symbolized all the grieving, the injustice, the profiling and free passes based on white privilege and police power: the long list of Trayvons known and unknown. With contributions from Robin D.G. Kelley, Rita Dove, Cornel West and Amy Goodman, Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Alexander Cockburn, Etan Thomas, Tara Skurtu, bell hooks and Quassan Castro, June Jordan, Jesse Jackson, Tim Wise, Patricia Williams, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Vijay Prashad, Jesmyn Ward and more, Killing Trayvons is an essential addition to the literature on race, violence and resistance.
 

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Kevin Alexander Gray is a civil rights organizer in South Carolina. He is also a contributing editor to Black News in South Carolina, a former President of the SC ACLU, and was Jesse Jackson's SC campaign manager in 1988. Jeffrey St. Clair co-edits CounterPunch with Alexander Cockburn. Together they have written Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs and the Press and A Dime's Worth of Difference: Beyond the Lesser of Two Evils. JoAnn Wypijewski is a senior editor at "The Nation". Her worJoAnn Wypijewski is a senior editor at "The Nation". Her worJoAnn Wypijewski is a senior editor at "The Nation". Her worJoAnn Wypijewski is a senior editor at "The Nation". Her work has appeared there as well as in "Harper's, Il Manifesto",k has appeared there as well as in "Harper's, Il Manifesto",k has appeared there as well as in "Harper's, Il Manifesto",k has appeared there as well as in "Harper's, Il Manifesto", and other publications. Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid, and other publications. Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid, and other publications. Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid, and other publications. Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid, pioneers of Soviet conceptual art, were expelled from offic pioneers of Soviet conceptual art, were expelled from offic pioneers of Soviet conceptual art, were expelled from offic pioneers of Soviet conceptual art, were expelled from official Soviet artists' associations and subsequently emigrated ial Soviet artists' associations and subsequently emigrated ial Soviet artists' associations and subsequently emigrated ial Soviet artists' associations and subsequently emigrated to the United States in 1978. to the United States in 1978. to the United States in 1978. to the United States in 1978. Professor, writer, and civil rights activist Cornel West was born on June 2, 1953 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and raised in Sacramento. He graduated from Harvard University in 1973 with an M.A. and later taught African-American studies there. He has also taught at Union Theological Seminary, Haverford College, and Princeton University, the latter as professor of religion and director of African-American studies. West earned his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1980. He has written more than twenty books, including Race Matters and Restoring Hope: Conversations on the Future of Black America. Amy Goodman is a broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter and author. Goodman is also the host of Democracy Now!, an independent global news program broadcast daily on radio, television and the Internet. Goodman graduated from Radcliffe College in 1984 with a degree in anthropology. She was news director of Pacifica Radio station WBAI in New York City for over a decade when she co-founded Democracy Now! The War and Peace Report in 1996. Amy Goodman is the author of several books: The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them (2004); Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People who Fight Back (2006); Standing up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times (2008) all co-written with her brother reporter David Goodman ; Breaking the Sound Barrier (with a preface by journalist Bill Moyers)(2009) and The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope (2012). Alexander Cockburn is a syndicated national columnist, whose work appears regularly in the Nation, NY Free Press, and LA Times, amongst others. Mr. Cockburn is co-editor of the online journal Counterpunch and has authored and edited numerous books, including the best-selling Whiteout. Bell Hooks was born Gloria Watkins on September 25, 1952. She grew up in a small Southern community that gave her a sense of belonging as well as a sense of racial separation. She has degrees from Stanford University, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of California at Santa Cruz. She has served as a noted activist and social critic and has taught at numerous colleges. Hooks uses her great-grandmother's name to write under as a tribute to her ancestors. Hooks writes daring and controversial works that explore African-American female identities. In works such as Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism and Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black, she points out how feminism works for and against black women. Oppressed since slavery, black women must overcome the dual odds of race and gender discrimination to come to terms with equality and self-worth. Jesse Jackson is a civil rights activist and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as "shadow senator" for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997. Wise was the 2008 Oliver L. Brown Distinguished Visiting Scholar for Diversity Issues at Washburn University. Wise tours constantly and delivers dozens of lectures each year. He is regularly sought for interviews and has been on 20/20, Paula Zahn, NOW with Bill Moyers, MSNBC, and Donahue. His previous books include Between Barack and a Hard Place and White Like Me.
 
Published October 6, 2014
Genres: Political & Social Sciences.

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