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How fast/slow should black males walk in order to avoid being a suspect?


Black parents have told their boys to "not" run because it will make people think they are running from a crime. Trayvon Martin was walking slowly, talking on the phone and he was labelled a "suspect."

 

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    G. Diane Nelson Trotter (dianetrotter) 3 years ago

    Peeples I am painfully aware of the suspicion cast on black males when they run...usually from the police. If you don't do it, that is wonderful! The issue is real. If someone were following your child, what would you tell him to do. No space


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    G. Diane Nelson Trotter (dianetrotter) 3 years ago

    I smiled at "Sunday clothes" because so many of my students don't go to church. I've asked them to wear Sunday/dress clothes for concerts. they then step out with the hoochie mama clothes. Most have only sneakers to wear.

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    G. Diane Nelson Trotter (dianetrotter) 3 years ago

    The question is general. It is not nonsense to African American families. This is a common discussion for people that deal with the problem.

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    G. Diane Nelson Trotter (dianetrotter) 3 years ago

    Hi Eric, I haven't answered your other post yet because REPLY for some reason didn't come up. So you say they should walk with purpose. I think frame of reference comes in here. How do you explain that to a teenager?

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    G. Diane Nelson Trotter (dianetrotter) 3 years ago

    Hi Mary, So you think he should have dressed differently?


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