Black senator refuses to back down to proposed ‘stand your ground’ bill

USA TODAY — Arkansas State Senator Stephanie Flowers refused to be silenced during a recent debate surrounding the state’s proposed “stand your ground” bill. Sen. Flowers’ outrage was sparked when one of her white counterparts requested to impose a ten-minute time limit on debating the bill’s passage.

Sen. Flowers urged her fellow lawmakers to consider her perspective as the only person of color on the state Judiciary Committee — and that of her black constituents — in the decision to pass a bill that gives everyday citizens the license to kill.

The bill was struck down, and Sen. Flowers’ response has since gone viral.

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