Excerpt: On the Oscar Grant Case and police brutality… “On occasions it is great that in situations of intense stress, conscious thought takes a back seat and allows for quick, subconsciously driven, gut-instinct level responses. But it can also be fatal when the subconscious thoughts do not line up with reality. Police officer training must entail encouraging officers to examine, uncover and unpack their subconscious notions and ideas about people to ensure that these are not what they are reacting to in the heat of the moment.”
About: The former deputy editor of The Grio and current writer for the stately UK publication The Guardian, keeps her writing and analysis well-grounded and sensible. In other words, she’s not one for B.S. She’s the Nigerian-British girl in America, re-interpreting American politics for a more cynical British crowd and for everyone else as well.