Tag: Trayvon Martin; American Dream; Young Black Men; Hoodies; Skittles; Sanford

Could Trayvon have done anything differently?

Image credit: www.documentaries.org   Honestly, I’m tired of being angry. I’m tired of having to hide that anger behind big words, soft sentences, and an agreeable tone since being angry (while Black) went out of style in 1993 and was canonized with the second election of Barack Obama. Yet, try as I might, here I... Read more »

Trayvon Martin: The false promises of the American Dream.

Trayvon Martin:  The false promises of the American Dream.
James Truslow, an American historian and writer described the American Dream in the following terms: “…life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement” regardless of social class or circumstances of birth. Modern day poet, Bigge Smalls, aka “The Notorious B.I.G”, rapped about his version of the... Read more »
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