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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 04:47 PM

6. My kid is white, so I realize that he isn't judged because of that, but he's 18 years old, loves

metal music, wears black t-shirts, wears a black hoodie, and is growing his hair out again-so it's in the floppy stage (it use to be past his shoulders). When people see him, they see a hood. They probably think he is into drugs, a trouble maker. This kid is in AP classes, does well in school, a computer geek, loving and caring. How come I think that if he was walking down the street (which he does-no drivers licenses) carrying a drink, some creep like Zimmerman would have no problem doing something violent to him? What a said state this nation has always been in. I was hoping it was getting better, but I was fooling myself.
Again, I'm not saying that I know what it's like to be a young black male, and young black males have always been treated like shit in this country, but I thought of my son and my heart broke that this happened....it reminded way too much of my kid.

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