How to Talk to Young Boys about Trayvon Martin
Let's hope that something good comes out of all this, and his death will have some meaning. There are too many 'white' people who don't acknowledge that there is white privilege or understand the implications of being 'black'. To quote this article 'When a White Boy Wears a Hoodie':
Yet we live in a world where people deny racial issues still exist. They do not even understand white privilege. They actively cry ‘reverse racism’ as if they are the victim. They even have the nerve to call those who fight for racial equality ‘race baiters,’ ’racers’ and have attempted to spin and twist and re-write history as if THEY have lost out because Americans owned slaves and those slaves were oppressed for generations, after which they were then oppressed under Jim Crow and then under the institutionalized racism that continues to permeate our culture today.