New York Times columnist Brent Staples charges that the death of Trayvon Martin is reflective of the criminalization of black males, regardless of their age. Some people see black men in public and surmise where they might be in their lives -- a businessman dressed for the gym or a pimple-faced hoodie-wearing teen on the way to school -- while others, like George Zimmerman, simply see the dangerous black male stereotype despite appearances that prove otherwise.
In his column in the New York Times, Charles M. Blow explores the burden of black boys in America through an analysis of the death of Trayvon Martin. While raising questions specific to this case, he says that African-American boys ... Read Post
Giving The Side Eye Upon "Social Justice Reporting" Washington Post - Young, black and speaking out after the Trayvon Martin case As with the present day NAACP and NUL - the Washington Post, the paper featuring Jonathan Capehart, Eu... Read Post