Reflections on Trayvon and America
The story of Trayvon Martin is yet another tragic event in the disturbing history of America, and a prime example of why a country with great ideals has thus far failed to step up to the platform of greatness.
The unfortunate truth is the inequity of opportunity, the history of slavery and failure to deal with the ongoing issue of racism, the existence of classism and sexism, the decreasing focus on education, the rise in ignorance, the lack of effort to grow and protect our youth, and our ongoing love affair with violence and belief that we can reach a peaceful place through violent means are just some of the things holding us back.
Can we be the great we say we are? Yes, but there is also a likelihood that the dynasty will fall like all before them have. Something has to change.