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.
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.
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.
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.