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Trayvon Martin Race

An Elegy for Fairness: Jordan Davis, Defiance, and White Entitlement

Olivia Cole | Posted 04.20.2014 | Black Voices
Olivia Cole

Elegies have been written for these families, their lost children. But I am writing an elegy for fairness, for what their deaths mean, because they mean more than funerals. They mean more than black veils and sad songs. Their deaths mean our death, a collective slow withering of the soul.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Racial Profiling Bill Looks For Boost From Trayvon Martin Outrage | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to seize on the renewed national debate over race and discrimination following the trial of George Zimmerman, two Democratic lawm...

Walsh Denies Race As Factor In Martin Case, Wants To 'Focus On Black On Black Crime'

Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

Former Illinois congressman and Tea Party favorite Joe Walsh joined HuffPost Live's Ahmed Shihab-Eldin to discuss race as a factor in the Trayvon Mart...

The Amazing Grace of America

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

How many more Trayvon Martins have to occur to mobilize us to national action? Unless we have the courage and the grace to publicly confront the issue of race in America, it will remain the sword of Damocles hanging over our country for the 21st century and beyond.

Trayvon Martin: If You Don't Know, Now You (Need to) Know

Patrick Pressl | Posted 06.11.2012 | Arts
Patrick Pressl

Unless you've been hiding under a rock, chances are you've at least heard of Trayvon Martin. But the issues at play are so much more diverse and run so much deeper than many people realize. Below are a few poems that confront some of the issues I find relevant to Martin's death.

Risky Lesson: Teacher Fired for Bringing Trayvon Martin Into Class

Maureen Costello | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Maureen Costello

Last month Brooke Harris' eighth-grade class asked her about the "kid who was killed over some skittles." She seized the opportunity to bring her students' lived experiences into the classroom. And that's when things got weird.

Blacks, Whites Have Stark Split on Role Of Race In Trayvon Case

Posted 04.09.2012 | Black Voices

A new poll on the Trayvon Martin case found that blacks and whites have starkly different views about the role race has played in the story. Accord...

Reflections on the 44th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. King

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Is the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin under disputed circumstances part of the "promised land" of which Dr. King only got a glimpse as he looked over from his "mountain top"? Is the wanton gun violence perpetrated by blacks principally against other blacks in several of our major urban communities throughout the United States also part of what Dr. King saw from his mountain top? Most important of all, other than appropriately protesting the killing of Trayvon Martin, what are we, in real time, doing about materially changing the landscape of gun violence that may or may not have been visible from Dr. King's mountain top?

The Killing of Trayvon Martin -- A Call to Address White Privilege in Florida

Muhammed Malik | Posted 06.03.2012 | Miami
Muhammed Malik

To analyze what happened as George pulled the trigger on Trayvon, you must understand something about how race works in Florida. It is important to ex...

Trayvon Martin and Race: A Sober Assessment

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.30.2012 | Crime
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

If justice determines that Zimmerman walk, then so be it. But who could fault parents demanding that they get to the bottom of why their son, who went to buy a can of iced tea, is now in a grave.

Trayvon Martin's Homicide: A National Movement to Stop the Violence?

Tio Hardiman | Posted 05.25.2012 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

Trayvon Martin's killing should serve as a wake up call for the nation -- and the same leaders that showed up for Trayvon's family should also stand up for young African American and Latino males who lose their lives to senseless acts of violence everyday.

Race and the Trayvon Martin Case...

Ediberto Roman | Posted 05.22.2012 | Miami
Ediberto Roman

Race relations in this country remain a complex issue in many of our realities. Let us not use race to confuse the facts behind any case, and let us be careful not to use race as an excuse to condemn or exonerate anyone.