This article was originally published on BLAC Detroit.

Unfortunately, the America we live in and our judicial system continuously are finding white men innocent for crimes, we know Black men and women, wouldn’t even see a day in court for. 

In case you missed it, the jury has found Kyle Rittenhouse, not guilty on all counts. During a Black Lives Matter protest against police brutality in Kenosha, Wisconsin last year, Kyle Rittenhouse shot and killed two men – Joshua Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber. He also wounded another, Gaige Grosskreutz.

Rittenhouse was facing charges of homicide, reckless endangerment, and other offenses.

At the trial, Kyle gave an Oscar awarding performance during his testimony describing the shooting and killing Rosenbaum – breaking down in tears. 


This may have aided in the jury’s decision to acquit him of all charges. This is a story we see time and time again – the justice system favoring white people over minority groups.

To no surprise, the verdict has caused an uproar on social media. Black people everywhere are sick and tired of injustice and have lost faith in this country’s judicial system.

The justice system has failed black people in the country so often, many on black Twitter saw this “not guilty” verdict coming. It’s heartbreaking that that is the case. People are also predicting another protest like the one last year. When people have had enough, they’ve had enough. 

The reality is, before the verdict was even announced, people knew it would be hard on black people. Our community has been through too much hardship, sorrow, and discrimination.

Now the main question is, how will this trial impact vigilante’s acting out their own sense of right and wrong. How can black people ever feel safe in a country where it seems as though they’re being hunted down? The American justice system needs a major overhaul on who and who does not deserve to be protected in this country. While Kyle can be with his family for the holidays, he deprived his victims of that same privilege. 

So far – justice is blind as long as you’re the right skin tone.

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