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.)