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.