A Conversation between Cephus Johnson (Oscar Grant's Uncle) and Carl Dix
"Fruitvale Station (the movie),
the Police Murder of Oscar Grant,
and the Slow Genocide of Mass Incarceration:
A Conversation between Cephus Johnson (Oscar Grant's Uncle) and Carl Dix"
The murder of Oscar Grant by (San Francisco) Bay Area Rapid Transit police on New Year's Eve of 2009 rang in the age of Obama in an ominous way. As media talking heads spoke of the beginning of a "post racial" era, this murder was an omen of the way police across the country would continue to inflict brutality and murder on Blacks and Latinos.
July 8 marks three years since Johannes Mehserle, the cop who murdered Oscar, was convicted of manslaughter. On July 12, "Fruitvale Station," a movie depicting the murder of Oscar Grant, will open in NYC and several other cities.
Come to a discussion at Revolution Books about the significance of this movie and the murder it dramatizes. Cephus Johnson, the uncle of Oscar Grant, and Carl Dix of the Revolutionary Communist Party will get into this and talk about what must be and can be done to stop horrors like this.