An open-threadish question on Trayvon Martin: Given that we have the tragedy of a dead teenager on our hands, what’s the best-case outcome at this point? What do you guys hope to see happen, both from a policy perspective and from the point of view of how we talk about race (by no means a surprise, but there have been plenty of examples of disgusting online comments so far)? I might take some of the comments and do a roundup post tomorrow.

I know this has somewhat dominated my blogging today, but it’s one of those stories that deserves a lot of discussion, as it rather starkly highlights how far we have to go on race issues in this country.

(Edit: Misspelled Trayvon Martin’s name in the original post.)

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Jesse Singal is a former opinion writer for The Boston Globe and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. He is currently a master's student at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Policy. Follow him on Twitter at @jessesingal.