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Trayvon and ‘the talk:’ How parents are addressing the Zimmerman acquittal

We may never know if it was the hoodie over his head, the color of his skin or some other factor that made George Zimmerman find Trayvon Martin suspicious.  But his shooting death is the realization of a long standing fear for many black parents.

Long before the controversy surrounding the shooting of Trayvon and the acquittal of George Zimmerman, many black parents had “the talk” with their children.

And since the death of unarmed hoodie wearing teen in Florida last year, the issues have become even more prevalent.

WGN’s Frank Holland talks with parents, children and health professionals about having “the talk,” the emotions that go with it, what it means and it’s unintended consequences.


6 Comments to “Trayvon and ‘the talk:’ How parents are addressing the Zimmerman acquittal”

    Sarah said:
    July 18, 2013 at 6:50 AM

    What I do not understand is the REV Jackson and REV Sharpton. As men of God, why are they not saying, that this was all in the hands of GOD. People may not like that Zimmerman was freed, but this was GOD's will and they may not like it but must rely on how God dealt with this. These REVEREND's make no mention of GOD's will in all this, instead they instigate more trouble, REV Sharpton was saying right away about meeting with more lawyers to file more suits. Romans 12:19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge

      Guest2 said:
      July 18, 2013 at 7:27 AM

      If they were truly "men of GOD" would they have their police records like they do? Come on!

      Mike K said:
      July 20, 2013 at 4:56 PM

      Blah, blah blah

    Observer said:
    July 18, 2013 at 7:31 AM

    Racist. HoHum.

      Hal said:
      July 18, 2013 at 8:32 AM

      Oh, you must be referring to Rev. Al and Rev. Jesse.

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