A really insightful post

Dispatches from the Underclass


One year ago today 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by self-proclaimed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman who pursued Trayvon because he was black and therefore suspicious. It’s nice to think that Zimmerman’s subsequent arrest, which came only after a wave of nationwide protests demanded it, will lead to justice for Trayvon but the reality is much darker.

Zimmerman is a product of this nation’s deep-seated, violent hatred toward young men of color, a truth Americans have, thus far, been loathe to address.

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