I am back!
Here is my attempt to create change: I developed a petition on Color of Change’s website. The petition DEMANDS book companies to donate their profits made from books written by unscrupulous prosecutor Linda Fairstein to the Korey Wise Innocence Project.
I watched the Netflix miniseries, When They See Us, by Ava DuVernay and I was horrified by the actions of Simon & Schuster Penguin Books’ Dutton’s AUTHOR Linda Fairstein, while she was the head of the Manhattan District sex crimes.
When They See Us, depicts the injustice done to five Harlem teens who were arrested, convicted and imprisoned in the 1989 rape of a jogger, only to have those convictions vacated in 2002. They’re more commonly known as the Central Park Five: Raymond Santana, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, and Korey Wise.
These boys had to endure years of abuse because of actions Simon & Schuster Penguin Books’ Dutton AUTHOR Linda Fairstein disregard for the facts. Such a thing would make her a successful fiction writer – #ShadeWithAPurpose – but as an author of nonfiction works the characters are more than figments of her imagination but are real people, real people like Raymond Santana, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, and Kharey Wise, who suffered.
Together we will DEMAND Simon & Schuster and Penguin Books’ Dutton, DONATE ALL of their profits in the light of the injustice, Linda Fairstein has done.