In a typically long and tightly-reasoned post (and one that I have been anticipating), Chauncey Devega reacts to the Michael Dunn vertict.
Here’s a nugget, but you owe it to yourself to read the whole thing.
Michael Dunn made a series of decisions that resulted in his murdering Jordan Davis. As the juror notes, Dunn had “options”: he could have left, ignored the teens, minded his own business, driven away, or turned up his own radio. Instead, Dunn chose to drink at a wedding, confront a stranger because he was not suitably obedient, shoot him, go back to a hotel, relax, and continue on with his day.
Dunn had many options that day. However, his prime directive and modus operandi was to act with hateful and impulsive violence and to shoot at a car full of black teenagers because he did not like their music and “bad attitudes”.
White supremacy hurts the cognitive, moral, and reasoning processes of white people. In Michael Dunn’s world you do not ignore the wishes and whims of a white man.