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March 28, 2012

Thoughts on Trayvon Martin

Filed under: Movies / TV / Media,Politics — Chris Chaten @ 9:32 AM

It’s troubling that people are still so willing to accept the most sensationalist version of an event that gets play on the news. We went through this in 1999 with Amadou Diallo. Tragic death, murky circumstances, but ultimately unclear motives.

The crusaders fighting for civil rights implore us to see the good in others without predjudice. However, they are the same people who are quick to crucify the accused without any effort to fully understand the circumstances and the whole story.

It sets us all back. If we want to get past race dividing us, it cannot be used as an easy crutch when a tradgedy occurs. Race is still an issue, but it’s rarely the only issue. Grandstanding creates a divide and doesn’t advance our cause.

-Chris

1 Comment »

  1. Heard that.

    Comment by Charlie — March 28, 2012 @ 12:33 PM

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