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Implicit Bias and Trayvon’s Legacy

This pieces was originally posted on the YWCA USA Blog The racial implications of Trayvon Martin’s death and George Zimmerman’s acquittal are undeniable and are commanding a much-needed response. The public debate thus far has focused on overt racism. I contend, however, that overt racism alone didn’t kill Trayvon Martin. Implicit bias was a key […]

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TRAYVON MARTIN: A MOTHER’S LAMENT IN BLACK, WHITE & BROWN

I wept when the Zimmerman verdict was announced.  I sobbed as s a mother weeps when her heart is broken:  in loud, uncontrollable, hiccupping hysteria. But let me tell you the truth: I didn’t follow the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman story closely. I couldn’t. You see, I’m the mother of boys. They’re big, threatening, refrigerator-sized boys. […]

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