Posts tagged Trayvon Martin
Often times society is a reactionary creature and many times the actions taken are after the fact and much too late. It is easier to try to fix the problem after its gone awry than to prevent it before it ever has the chance to manifest.
In light of the Zimmerman verdict, I began to think of the series of events and how things could have, should have, been different. Hindsight is always 20/20, but what about foresight? Having the prudence and perception to see what lies ahead and the courage to take a stand and make a difference is a quality that is rarely used. We rally to the cause after the effects have the damages are done… some of them irreparable. What if measures were taken before Trayvon Martin ever went on that fateful walk?
Over the past few days, the country has been in a firestorm over the testimony of Rachel Jeantel, an African-American teen who was presumably the last person Trayvon Martin spoke with before his demise. Ms. Jeantel account of that phone conversation has not only been dissected by the prosecution and the defense, but also scrutinized heavily by John Q. Public. The problem with all of it is that it’s ill-fated, malicious, degrading, and downright pathetic.