Monday, August 01, 2005

Blowin' in the wind

It is 50 years this month since a young black man named Emmett Till was beaten, tortured, shot, tied in barbed wire and thrown in the Tallahatchie River. His crime, in the land of the brave, was to wolf-whistle at a white woman. Fifty years later a young black man is brutally murdered by racists in Huyton, Liverpool. His crime, in the land of the free, well, he was walking to the bus stop with his white girlfriend.

What a waste.