Saturday, July 13, 2013
Make Me Wanna Holler: Remember Trayvon Martin
All I have to say to this news as an African-American mother of a young black male is from now on, we "Remember Trayvon." But are the words "Remember Trayvon" the words a mother wants to say to her black son whenever he leaves the house to run errands? No, they are not, but I fear they may need to be spoken.
Even in the Wild West it was considered disgraceful to shoot an unarmed man. Is this era more barbaric than that one? I'm sure someone will remind me that shooting an unarmed black man in America has always been more likely legal than illegal.
Tonight, I'm in the mood for one song, "Inner City Blues" by Marvin Gaye, but the blues is far beyond the city tonight.