The world is still reeling from the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. Everyone is still looking for answers that will most likely never come. However, one bright spot in the tragedy is that the uncomfortable topic of race has been pushed to the forefront of the country’s mind and a dialogue has been opened. Christian rapper Trip Lee wrote an article for Elev8 commenting on how the murder of Trayvon Martin has affected him and his family. check out an excerpt:
I’ve kept up with the Trayvon Martin saga from the beginning. Like many of you I watched the news coverage, read the articles, and talked about it with friends. It dominated public conversation and provoked a much needed discussion about race in America. The ugly reality of racism was pushed in front of our faces, and even those who like to pretend it doesn’t exist were forced to talk about it.
Over a year later, Trayvon’s killer has been tried and found not guilty. Does that mean we should move on from the issues? They found him innocent, so these “race issues” must not be as real as we thought they were, right? That couldn’t be further from the truth. I have no intention of arguing about the facts, Trayvon’s character, or the verdict in this tragic situation, but I do think some discussion should continue. The trial is over, but the conversation shouldn’t be.
To read the rest of Trip Lee’s opinion on the Trayvon Martin case, head over to elev8.com.
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