In one hundred cities across America today, people demonstrated peacefully against the injustice of the "stand your ground" laws, and the perpetuation of Jim Crow that they entail, which resulted in the decision in a Florida court a week ago—the topic of what ground Martin was allowed to stand and hold was never addressed. I went to the rally in Connecticut's capital, and I'll have some more pictures later.
The title of the post is, of course about the issue. Racism isn't the issue, the issue is the assumption of white supremacy. The problem is not out of control gun laws, by themselves. It is not even the Koch-brothers-financed ALEC-written STG laws, by themselves. It is that people of color are not treated equally. To live in this USA and not be aware of that means you are either an idiot, or in denial.