Beyond the surface

Kudos to Richard Sahn (August 11) for probing beyond the surface to the root causes of the Trayvon Martin tragedy: institutionalized racism, discrimination, economic and social inequalities. Our society is not without blame.

If you beat a dog it will turn vicious.

Every race of people who have been stepped on by society have reacted with hostility; it is human nature.

Call it blowback. Or you could call it cause and effect.

Social injustices have consequences.

This is not to excuse violence, only to explain it.

John Sullivan


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