- peter lindsay
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How does it come to this? The tragedy of Trayvon
I'm not pointing fingers at anyone here. Trayvon did nothing wrong and I think (if I understand the legal system correctly) the jury came to the right decision. I think Mr Zimmerman did believe his life was in danger. How do you end up in a situation where a grown man is so scared of an adolecent black male that this happens? How do you end up in a situation where armed vigilantes are considered necessary. How do you end up in a situation where the individual chosen to carry the gun is obviously not the right guy for the job? The stereotype of the black gangbanger adolecent male is the problem. And I think it is perpetuated by both sides (if there are sides). How about someone over there writes some hip-hop that isn't about gangs or drugs and sex. How about the other guys think "just because that kid looks like he's in a gang doesn't mean he is". Afterall plenty of people walk around dressed like basketballers but they don't play basketball. It's a societal failure. Now how do we fix this?