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

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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