Do you remember the scene in “Malcolm X” where Denzel and Spike were in court with the 2 white women they were dating and got hella years compared the light sentencing of their co-criminals? Denzel’s lines went something like this…
The average first offender gets two years for burglary.
We were all first offenders.
That’s what the girls drew.
Two years in the women’s reformatory.
Our crime wasn’t burglary.
It was sleeping with white girls.
They threw the book at us.
For some reason this the sentencing of the Barbie Bandits made me think of that scene. You know the reason, and obviously the NAACP feels my pain. The head of the Georgia NAACP called for the state to investigate the sentences given in the so-called “Barbie bandits” bank theft case, saying the two white defendants got less prison time than two black men. Continue reading