Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Father Thinks about Trayvon Martin

I've avoided commenting publicly about Trayvon Martin, because as a Caucasian man I'm not sure how much I have to say on the matter is particularly informed--what do I know about being viewed with suspicion because of my skin color?  Nonetheless, I was deeply moved by this essay by Otis Moss, III, pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago (Barack Obama's old church--Moss followed Jeremiah Wright who was Obama's pastor). 

I may be Caucasian, but I am the father of two bi-racial sons with brown skin.  They haven't reached the age yet where I feel the need to have the talk with them that Moss talks about, but I know that day is coming.

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