I was astonished that George Zimmerman was found to be “not guilty” for the death of Trayvon Martin.
Mr. Zimmerman blatantly pursued Trayvon Martin, profiling him as a criminal. When Martin perceived this stalker to be a threat he reacted accordingly, and Mr. Zimmerman murdered him.
The message: Young African-American males are expendable. Racism continues to flourish but its existence and consequences are often ignored and frequently accepted.
Our goal is to acknowledge when racism exists and condemn racism on every level, both individually and as a society.