Talking Trayvon Martin Blues

I have nothing substantial that I can add to the national conversation about Trayvon Martin’s murder. Unfortunately, his story is as familiar as it is tragic. He is not the first, no matter how much we wish he were the last.

Let me direct you instead to an excellent discussion over at NPR about what the black community has long known, but that so many of us are opened to for the first time.

Then justice will dwell in the wilderness,
     and righteousness abide in the fruitful field.
The effect of righteousness will be peace,
     and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust for ever.
—Isaiah 32.16-17


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