Bloggerhood Etc. 7/22/13

Protest in Los Angeles

Photo: Ted Soqui/Corbis

This week, I forgo my usual “favorite posts” format to feature some of the best, most moving, and most thought-provoking responses to the recent not-guilty verdict in the case surrounding the tragic death of Trayvon Martin.

“The world is aghast over Trayvon Martin. The US needs to look at itself”
by Deborah Orr in The Guardian.

“Trayvon Martin and the Irony of American Justice” by Ta-Nehisi Coates in The Atlantic.

“If our black brothers and sisters are hurting, can’t we at least listen, seek to understand, and mourn with them?” by Eugene Cho at his blog.

“Trayvon and George: A Tale of Two Americas” by Brian McLaren at Sojourners.

“Trayvon Martin and I Ain’t S**t” by Ahmir Questlove Thompson in New York Magazine (Note: includes appropriate use of inappropriate language).

“Racism, Dehumanization, and Trayvon Martin” by Sarah Moon at Sarah Over the Moon.

“Raising Black Boys in America: An Interview With Leroy Barber” at Sojourners.

“Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me.” President Obama speaks on the case via WhiteHouse.com and YouTube.

But for the grace of God.

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