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    ….. OR the judge could have been trying to PURPOSELY offend or rattle Stevenson’s chain. Judges. .. whether racist or non racist. ..are extremely inteligente people. Thier inteligence and wisdom can never be taken for granted. Personally I assume that the judge KNEW exactly what he was doing. … a way of being racist but not suffering and sanctions.

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    To Jamal’s comment- I think that’s going in hard. I never compared myself to an HBSU graduate or any other graduate for that matter and I guess your right some are obviously offended based on their ideas not mine! I am continually offended on this planet as a person of color and as a woman for no reason other than my gender and color. It does not matter if I am educated or where. The problem is racism, sexism, hatred and let’s add jealousy Jamal

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    I practice a lot of juvenile law in Texas and was asked by a judge if I was a relative of the child in custody. This was a visiting judge whom I’d never seen before and you could have heard a pin drop because everyone from the bailiff, juvenile probation officers, and the DAs all know me. I politely replied, “I’m defense counsel for this child. None of my relatives are in this courthouse that I’m aware of.” Btw, I am one of 4 attorneys in my family.

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    Jean Givan

    Not for nothing, I think it was an honest mistake, especially since that’s the area where defendants sit. He would get a pass on that one in my world and I’m Black and highly attentive to things like that

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    STILL IN 2017
    We Wear the Mask


    We wear the mask that grins and lies, 

    It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,— 

    This debt we pay to human guile; 

    With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, 

    And mouth with myriad subtleties. 

    Why should the world be over-wise, 

    In counting all our tears and sighs? 

    Nay, let them only see us, while 

           We wear the mask. 

    We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries 

    To thee from tortured souls arise. 

    We sing, but oh the clay is vile 

    Beneath our feet, and long the mile; 

    But let the world dream otherwise, 

           We wear the mask

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