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The murder of a seven-year old black girl, Jazmine Barnes who was shot in the head in the car with her family has inspired in outrage among activists nationwide who originally believed her murder was racially motivated. This happened a week before Cyntoia Brown, a black woman incarcerated at age 16 for killing a man who was buying her for sex after being trafficked was granted clemency on parole. Manila Chan sits down with Editor-at large for Salon D Watkins to discuss the identification of the perpetrators in the murder of Barnes in the wake of racist hate crimes in the U.S., the importance of journalistic integrity when there is misinformation and the significance of Cyntoia Brown’s recently announced clemency.
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