by Professor Chris Green

I am a firm believer in the need for accountability. Recently, I have been reading a lot of things said about our president regarding Troy Davis, the African-American male who was executed last week despite clear evidence that the procedures of his trial were miss handled and witnesses recanted their testimony. There was considerable outrage toward our president for his choice to not step in on this matter. Dr. Boyce Watkins published a blog in the Newsone section of Blackplanet.com, arguing that Black America has become a mistress for the president. I write this article in contrast to her thesis.