Black males face appalling inequities in America. Why there’s a new reason for hope.
I can remember March 26, 2012 vividly. I rushed out of my office in Indianapolis early to pick up my daughter from day care. She said: “Dad, can we go to McDonald’s?” I said yes. I knew she would need fuel for our evening activities.
After she finished her meal, we rushed downtown to the American Legion Mall, where a large crowd had gathered in the name of Trayvon Martin, a young Black male senselessly shot and killed by a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Fla.
People of all ages and of all races were on the mall that night to demand justice for Trayvon’s family. As my daughter and I joined the crowd, we witnessed an inspiring peaceful protest and an incredible sign of unity.