Black males face appalling inequities in America. Why there’s a new reason for hope.

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.

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/09/12/black-males-face-appalling-injustice-but-theres-new-reason-hope-column/5768223002/

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