Monthly Archives: July 2013

The 5 Most Troubling Responses to the Trayvon Martin Trial

In the wake of the Trayvon Martin trial/George Zimmerman verdict — I say it this way because in many ways it was really Trayvon who was on trial, but Zimmerman who received the ‘not guilty’ verdict — there has been a quote floating around from W.E.B. DuBois that “a system can’t fail those it wasn’t meant to protect.” […]

Hope from the Zimmerman Trial

I still don’t believe the outcome of the George Zimmerman Trial. I know it happened. But weeks later the harsh reality is still unsettling. George Zimmerman murdered an African American young man, Trayvon Martin, and is free (and apparently saving people on highways in FL).  How does that happen? The Zimmerman Trial exacerbates and highlights […]

Racial Imbalance in ‘Objective’ Journalism: Grandparenting

This past weekend I came across an article in The Economist from Lexington’s notebook on grandparents raising grandchildren – a phenomenon that typically conjures thoughts of struggling, broken black families. “Child-rearing grandparents are disproportionately black, but in absolute terms most are white, live above the poverty line and own their own homes.” Even after noting […]