Kay Whit­lock is a writer and activist focus­ing on issues of struc­tur­al vio­lence in the Unit­ed States, with spe­cial empha­sis on the inter­sec­tions of race, gen­der, sex­u­al­i­ty, class, and cit­i­zen­ship sta­tus. She is the author of Recon­sid­er­ing Hate: Pol­i­cy and Pol­i­tics at the Inter­sec­tion, a Polit­i­cal Research Asso­ciates dis­cus­sion paper, and co-author with Joey L. Mogul and Andrea J. Ritchie of the book Queer (In)Justice: The Crim­i­nal­iza­tion of LGBT Peo­ple in the Unit­ed States.
What Would Real Justice for Trayvon Martin Look Like?
The acquittal of George Zimmerman made us furious. But will a hate-crime conviction make anything better?