Before his son's death, Tracy Martin warned son Trayvon that being a black man in America could be dangerous."I've always let him know we as African Americans get stereotyped," Tracy Martin told USA TODAY. "I told him that society is cruel."This case hit a conditioned reflex in the media's brain, and it reacted instantly, uniformly and violently. The world "Jew" was never said in public, but I wonder if it was the Jewish-sounding name of the volunteer that triggered the whole agitation. No, I am being hypersensitive.
Those warning messages have echoed in Tracy Martin's head since his son died.
In the world as it is rather than the world as we would like it to be, certain groups face differential risks of injustice, violence, instability, or abuse. That's why black parents feel a need to give this warning to their children...
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The World As It Is
Economist, for example, waxes lyrical about the injustice of this world: