I began this article several months ago.
I never felt that it was ready for publication and one thing leading to another; it sat in my files untouched.
Today I was perusing my files and came upon it.
Trayvon Martin; they say; has made it Ok to talk about race in America again.
I hope that’s true because; Man have I got something to say.
Now God forbid you should think that I waited for anyone’s permission before publishing a piece on Racism.
But it does seem somehow………………………….tradgically prophetic(?) that I should have written; yet not finished this piece so soon before Trayvon’s horrible death and the subsequent outrage, and I believe, trauma experienced by America because of it.
This is because I perceive a change.
At least; I think I do.
I hope I am not alone.
We have had many young black men gunned down in this country before; many, in the Southern States.
But never before have I such sensed the nationwide “Aura” of disgust, disapproval and…………almost a wishful disbelief; a hesitance to accept what we all suspected was the truth.
That Trayvon was shot down simply because of the color of his skin
This sad and depressing thing happened and for the first time America; the vast multitude of Americans who are not inclined to verbally lash out as I am; was enveloped in a silence.
A dark brooding silence; uncomfortable and yet quietly hopeful that this young man had not been murdered because he was “Black”; “African American”
If I am wrong about this; feel free to let me know.
My only News comes from NPR but I usually find them pretty fair and balanced in their reporting.
If I am right; please let me know.
Either way; this article is done and I believe this needs to be said………………………