How to talk to young black boys about Trayvon Martin

It’s unlikely but possible that you could get killed today. Or any day. I’m sorry but that’s the truth. Blackmaleness is a potentially fatal condition…Being Black could turn an ordinary situation into a life or death moment even if you’re doing nothing wrong.

– Toure  http://ideas.time.com/2012/03/21/how-to-talk-to-young-black-boys-about-trayvon-martin/?xid=gonewsedit

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One response to “How to talk to young black boys about Trayvon Martin

  • The Professor

    As Alexander says, the first experience some kids have that signifies their race is being asked to ‘assume the position,’ being targeted by law enforcement (as Prez and Herc and Carver target the people they see outside of the terraces/high rises). Have you read the latest, that Zimmerman and various ‘witnesses’ have provided a totally different story to a local newspaper that completely contradicts Martin’s girlfriend’s account?

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