For those who want to discuss Trayvon Martin without bringing up race:

(From my Facebook) The sad thing is that we cannot have a dialogue about this without bringing up race/racism. We live in a country where people are treated suspiciously for being Muslm, Arab, black, brown, and/or hispanic etc. That is the world we live in. We do not live in a post racial society. For those of us who have white privilege some of us want to divorce race from the conversation. For the rest of us (and allies) who do not have that privilege we are trying to say there is something wrong here. I want to live in a place “where people are not judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” I want to get to a place where the first thing we utilize as a measurement is not someone’s external designation, but we look beyond that into the substance of a person and rid ourselves of those kinds of prejudices and biases we often bring to the decisions that we make.

1 Comment on “For those who want to discuss Trayvon Martin without bringing up race:

  1. Another sad thing is that we cannot have a dialogue about such things like rape prosecutions in the courts without talking about sex/sexism. As in the Zimmerman case a discussion away from race/racism as away from a discussion about sex/sexism in a rape case cannot be reasonably avoided and should not be expected. It is interesting though that Zimmerman was a acquitted by a jury of 6 females, 5 white and 1 hispanic. Maybe we can have a dialogue about feminism as it relates to the case. I wonder how a eurocentric cultural southern female feminism night somehow figure in how this case was adjudicated?

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