"if you're not a patriot for humanity, you're a soldier for racism"
Youngstown OH, 2/18/2012
My name is XXXXXX and I am a prisoner at Ohio State Penitentiary. As a human being who loves humanity, I believe the current climate --socially, politically, morally, and economically-- is starving for justice, particularly along the lines of "race".
As a male of African descent, I have felt the downpouring of injustice even before I could identify it. I as I grow in my consciousness, I've come to realize that White Americans need to stand on the frontlines against racism. After all, they are the beneficiaries of both direct and indirect privileges, such as large inheritances, stewardships over governing positions, and having the ability to visit areas where Blacks reside without being a “suspect” due to their skin tone. We cannot ignore it any longer. This battle against racism is theirs as well as ours. I hear a lot of talk about being a true patriot. Well, if you're not a patriot for humanity, you're a soldier for racism.
Human patriots must demand justice as if the victim were a child that once played in their own backyard, or a child that once went camping with their own children. Human patriots must seek a justice that's not left to chance or circumstance. When police across American can collectively shoot unarmed Black males and the corporate press can demonize the victims by releasing their criminal histories and subliminally questioning their innocence, one knows that racism is very much alive.
True to this negative trend and stereotype of Black males, I was convicted of crimes I didn't commit during the 1993 Lucasville uprising, As a result I currently seek justice from false convictions. You can view official court documents which support my claim by going to HYPERLINK "http://www.lucasvilleamnesty.org/" www.lucasvilleamnesty.org. I'd be grateful for your interest in my fight for justice.