A Statement to United States Attorney General Eric Holder Re: Trayvon Martin Case From Dr. Harry Edwards, George Raveling, John Thompson, John Chaney and Nolan RichardsonPosted in Blogroll on April 9th, 2012 by Michael Tillery
Will we ever see a time when the lives of Black children are not open for debate?
Yesterday, I received a call from David Leonard asking if I would post the below statement from Dr. Harry Edwards and legendary former college basketball head coaches George Raveling, John Thompson, John Chaney and Nolan Richardson. I’m honored to do so. I’ve spoken to Elton Brand regarding Trayvon and Ron has done the same with Josh Smith, Joe Johnson and Kirk Hinrich and also attended a rally here in Philadelphia.
Of course this is not a sports story, but that athletes and other high profile folk feel compelled to speak out on this issue means strong emotions abound. The icons below are no strangers to cultural discourse, and releasing such a powerful statement means 43 days and no arrest is an indictment on our justice system that says the importance of laws override the actual lives of the citizens laws are created to protect.