Should Whites be wearing shirts that say "I am Trayvon Martin"?
Is she Trayvon Martin?
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This video popped up on my Facebook page and this young woman instantly captivated me. Her ideas on racism are absolutely radical. My first inclination as she starts to speak is to disagree, but in the end her premise is solid. Listen to her carefully and tell me what you think.
What strikes me most is her ability to see the problem of racism and gender education so clearly. In the end, I believe that she is right. The only way to change the way we see each other is to make radical changes to the way we live.
At its heart, the American way of life is interwoven with its racist past. America cannot get over racism, I believe, because it is one of her foundational cornerstones. It is not explicit, nor is it written, but it is one of the hallmarks of our society. We cannot change the way we see each other until we can change the way society judges us. We are all categorized by the society that we live in. We don’t do it on purpose; it is woven into the DNA of our collective beings.
Whether you agree or disagree, this is a good place to begin the discourse.