Civil rights

Gay Blood

2019-06-19T16:46:55-05:00April 24th, 2012|Civil rights, TORCH, Uncategorized|

By Morgan Every year since my sixteenth birthday, I have donated blood at my school’s annual blood drive. Each time I donate blood, I have to fill out an extensive questionnaire which requires donors to divulge personal information about their sex lives- their gay male sex lives, in particular. It is made very clear by [...]

America Has Lost It; Trayvon Martin Fatally Shot

2019-06-19T16:46:55-05:00March 27th, 2012|Civil rights, TORCH|

By Zeeva On February 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin, a young African-American teen was fatally shot by a biracial 28-year-old man by the name of George Zimmerman. He was walking to a relative’s house in Sanford, Florida from a convenience store where he bought a can of Arizona Iced Tea and a bag of Skittles. Zimmerman [...]

Why is it a crime to be black?

2019-06-19T16:46:56-05:00March 26th, 2012|Civil rights, TORCH|

By Armanis In the news I heard about Trayvon Martin, who was shot and killed because he was black and wearing a hoodie. A Hispanic/Latino man saw him and shot and killed him and has not been arrested for it. Here is a link that will give you the full story if you haven't already [...]

Unjust Ruling

2019-06-19T16:46:59-05:00September 28th, 2011|Civil rights, TORCH|

By Sheniece Last Wednesday Troy Davis was executed in a Georgia prison for a murder that happened 20 years ago. He was accused of killing a cop but there wasn’t any weapons found at the scene. During the trial several people linked Davis to the shooting but years later they took back their accusations. I [...]