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After Trayvon, "Colorblind" Is an Insult

By Matthew Whitaker, Arizona Republic - July 29, 2013

The outpouring of indignation about the killing of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of George Zimmerman is justified and desperately needed. The reasons for it are rooted in U.S. history too often ignored.

Beginning in our homes and migrating to our religious institutions, city halls, schools and social spaces, let’s talk about race, justice and democracy in America. Let’s engage in a bold and sustainable dialogue that produces changes in our laws and policies. Let’s be more honest and direct with our leaders.

To do anything less risks the unacceptable: that Trayvon Martin’s death will have been in vain.

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