Still Feeling the Downpouring
By Greg Curry, Prisonersolidarity.org
Feb. 19, 2006
My name is Greg Curry and I am a
prisoner at the Ohio State Penitentiary. As a human being who loves
humanity, I believe the current climate--socially, politically,
morally and economically--is starving for justice, particularly
along the lines of "race."
As a male of African descent, I have
felt the downpouring of injustice even before I could identify it.
As I grow in my consciousness, I've come to realize that White Americans
need to stand on the frontlines against racism. After all, they
are the beneficiaries of both direct and indirect privileges, such
as large inheritances, stewardships over governing positions, and
the ability to visit areas where Blacks reside without being a "suspect"
due to their skin tone. We cannot ignore it any
longer. This battle against racism is theirs as well as ours. I
hear a lot of talk about being a true patriot. Well, if you're not
a patriot for humanity, you're a soldier for racism.
Human patriots must demand justice as if the victim were a child
that once played in their own backyard, a child that once went camping
with their own children. Human patriots must seek a justice that's
not left to chance or circumstance. When police across America can
collectively shoot unarmed Black males, and the corporate press
can demonize the victims by releasing their criminal histories and
subliminally questioning their innocence, one knows that racism
is very much alive. True to this negative trend and stereotype of
I was convicted of crimes I didn't commit during the 1993 Lucasville
uprising. As a result, I currently seek justice from false convictions.
(You can view official court documents, which support my claim,
by going to http://www.ourfight4justice.com).
I'd be grateful for your interest in my fight for justice.
Greg Curry, #213-159
Ohio State Penitentiary
878 Coitsville-Hubbard Rd.
Youngstown, OH 44505
Greg Curry wishes to continue to learn and grow, sharing and learning
from all who cross his path. When his "Better Day" (Freedom)
arrives, he'd like to be a high-school basketball coach so that
he can use the game to teach our youth about life, respect, responsibility,
commitment, and physical health. When writing to Greg, please send
him a pre-embossed stamped envelope so he can promptly answer your
letter. He is not permitted adhesive stamps, that is, regular stamps.
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