I'm watching CNN now. I think Anderson Cooper is doing a great job in how he's covering the Trayvon Martin story. .... The African American community looks at the death of Trayvon Martin from a historical lens, not just as another incident. ... Race was definitely a part of the case. Are there some who would get involved with race baiting? Perhaps.
But we cannot forget the history of race relations in this country: slavery, Jim Crow laws, poll taxes, literacy tests, the disenfranchisement of African Americans, overt racism, covert racism, higher incarceration rates for African Americans than other races, and the list goes on. Now here we are with this after-math from the George Zimmerman trial. We are in a critical moment in time. We have to do better with the justice system. We have to do better with dealing with how we handle issues that surround tough cases like this.
We have to do better about how we treat our youth. The State builds prisons based, in part, on how bad African Americans do in school if they are struggling. No! We've got to do better. Instead of giving up on African American youth, and other minorities for that matter, the State needs to do better about helping them to do better.
We have to do better.
I just want to encourage and inspire as many people as I can for Jesus Christ.