The other day I frightened the FedEx driver. Under normal circumstances it may not have happened, but young black males are a tad twitchy these days ...
I am dismayed that the risk management industry is training law enforcement and college officials to see a hoodie or "harmful debate" as a potential threat.
Some aspects of the tragic events on that rainy Sunday night remain unclear. Only the two men know what was in their minds and hearts. So how then can we conclude anything about the case?
While the final chapter has yet to be written, the real tragedy of this story is that the death of Travyon Martin has not changed this nation's conversation on race. In fact, it's dredged up the same old conversation.
It's time all of us engage in a long-term conversation on the elephant in the room -- race. And as the Trayvon Martin case tragically proves, the topic cannot be discussed without dedicating an equal amount of time towards a serious look at our justice system.
Some are exploiting the Trayvon Martin shooting to target self-defense laws that protect innocent lives. These laws safeguard law-abiding and peaceable citizens, and are not to blame in the tragic Florida incident.
The shooting of Trayvon Martin is a national tragedy that has left many Americans surprised and dismayed. For students of gay rights in the United States, the emerging facts of the case, and particularly how police appear to have handled it, are eerily familiar.
Let us take notice, there are some people in our country who are fighting with every ounce of energy that they have to promote hate, racism and bigotry. I want to warn them now, that anyone whose mission is keeping people apart is swimming against a very strong tide.
If we each take responsibility for the fear within our own minds, we can truly relate to each other as part of the same human family, with the same innate desires for a happy, harmonious life.
Policing is not easy. It is also dangerous. Besides more education and counseling, direct accountability and permanent oversight are needed in order to change a one-size-fits-all type of police mentality when it comes to people.
I cannot help but wonder how people would have remembered me had my life been cut short at 17. I feel a profound sense of loss when I think of you ,Trayvon. Not only as a black man but as a father and a human being. I'm sad that the world will never know what you would have become.
When you are leader of the free world, no matter how hard you are trying to capture the vote of the hip social media world, the subject line should say: "From the president."
If a black man appointed himself captain of his neighborhood watch group and said he saw a suspicious looking white man and ended up shooting and killing him, would he be in jail right now?
As in other cases brought before it, this grand jury has a very serious task at hand; however, this time, the whole country is watching and waiting.
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Students from across the state of Florida and the nation have gathered to trek 40 miles from Daytona to Sanford to call for justice. It is time for the justice system to show itself impartial and to allow the process to begin.