We Are George Zimmerman

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We Are George Zimmerman

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

by Erica Thurman YWCA McLean County (Ill.) “Excuse me young man, are you lost?” It may have been just that simple. Seven words may have made all the difference in the world to the family of Trayvon Martin. As the nation — and much of the world — looks for answers, it may be more… Continue Reading We Are George Zimmerman

When Life Isn’t Fair: A Mother’s Perspective on the Trayvon Martin Case

Thursday, April 5, 2012

by Mary Semela Director of Development, YWCA USA I am a white parent of young African-American men. Every parent of these young men in the United States either has a memory of “the talk” with their children, or is anticipating it with a depth of sadness I can’t even begin to explain.  How do you… Continue Reading When Life Isn’t Fair: A Mother’s Perspective on the Trayvon Martin Case

Trayvon Martin: A Victim of Institutional Racism

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

by Lenice C. Emanuel CEO, YWCA Tampa Bay On February 26, in Sanford, Fla., Trayvon Martin, a black teenager, is believed to have been killed because of racial profiling. It is of little significance that the alleged perpetrator, George Zimmerman, considers himself a minority. It does, however, poignantly underscore the powerful and systemic implications of… Continue Reading Trayvon Martin: A Victim of Institutional Racism