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Trayvon Martin Case Requires Justice

I want to add my voice to those concerned about the killing of 17 year old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida.

(Above–Trayvon Martin)

From what I have heard and read, it appears that this young person was shot and killed for the offense of walking while black or being outside while black.

He also seems to have been killed because of someone else’s improper sense of entitlement and impunity.

Hopefully the so-called  justice system will further investigate this matter, and a fair trial will be held for George Zimmerman. Mr. Zimmerman is the man alleged by many to have shot and killed Mr. Martin.

Here is an overview of the Trayvon Martin case from ABC News. 

This case has brought to needed attention the ongoing and seemingly never-ending fact in our nation that you can kill black people and get off easy for doing so.

Also, the so-called “stand your ground”  law in Florida seems to be first of all about shooting people. 

We are a nation that often seems crazed with violence, and where some lives appear to have less value than other lives.

We need to work for justice and decent treatment of all people in our own lives and in our society as a whole.

The work of freedom and justice is up to each of us.

My friend Errington Thompson at Where’s The Outrage has been posting about the Trayvon Martin issue  for a number of days now.  Errington has also been writing usefully about race in America in recent days. Please check out his blog. 

March 22, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 10 Comments

This Hippie Had It Right—We Are All Connected

Above you see a photo being circulated around Facebook just like a million other photos being circulated around Facebook.

It is just that this photo makes the most essential point.

The hippie type in this picture gets it that all people are connected.

I could sit at this computer for the rest of my life and there is not much more that I could convey.

We’ve got to look out for each other and fight for each other.

That is the only way we are going to make progress as individuals, and as people sharing the same world.

March 22, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment