Minneapolis, MN (IBNN NEWS/BlogTalkRadio/January 6, 2012)…One of the issues with the handling of Terrell's death is that had he lived to see 23, or 18, or even 16. his life would have been completely devalued by many of the usual suspects who say they care now. I don't mean to say the child is better off dead but I'm angry. Why is it in our society that the life of a grown Black man is any less precious than that of a little Black baby boy?
Terrell Mayes has been laid to rest amongst controversy surrounding why still in 2011, heading into the new year a race and color of people are denied the opportunity to prosper, gain wealth, education and jobs while millions of dollars have been infused to local social service agencies to assist with missions of addressing poverty, homelessness, education and let’s not forget the tornado recovery dollars.
Terrell’s death has no suspects, nor has any of the usual suspects stepped up to increase the little $1000 reward offered when a Black person, man or child is killed in north Minneapolis. If the dead baby were a blonde-haired, blue-eyed child, the reward would have been into the five-digits. The reflection on Black Minnesotans from the mainstream is, “A Black persons life is worth absolutely nothing.”
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