Saturday, March 24, 2012

We Will Remember Trayvon

 As parents, we try to shelter our children from racism. Yet no matter how hard we try the insidiousness of hatred seeps into our lives on too many fronts.  The newspapers, history books and the Internet are filled with stories that reach even the youngest child.  Even when we try to hide certain facts from them, they hear us talking sometimes angrily and other times sadly about our experiences growing up Black in America. Then there are events like the death of Trayvon Martin that make us realize that racism is not part of our past because today our country is still riddled with fear and hatred.   We are reminded once again of how difficult it is to protect our children. So it is important that we speak out, march and protest, and let our children know that we do not have to tolerate hatred and violence. Getting justice for Trayvon is just the beginning.  Next we need to come together as a community to find new ways to protect and educate our young people.  We must always let them know that they are loved and cherished.  So the battle continues…

You can sign a petition at
Call the State Attorney, "who will be prosecuting" at 321.617-7548.
 Support organizations like the Children's Defense Fund

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