Dr. Julianne Malveaux, one of the foremost black authorities on both economics and social commentary, spoke freely and directly about the recent verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman, the man accused of killing Trayvon Martin. Malveaux, like many others, feels that an injustice was served, and spoke quite a bit on her facebook page about her observations behind the matter.
Dr. Malveaux also spoke to President Obama’s statement about the Martin case. The former president of Bennett College for Women was careful not to be too critical of Obama, but seemed to want more recognition of the long-term impact of racial inequality on black Americans everywhere. She says that Obama’s remark about America “being a nation of laws” does not stand up to the smell test when someone like George Zimmerman can stalk down a black child and kill him without being punished for his crime.