Martin Requires More than an Instragram Post: What Black America Needs to Do to Get Justice

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“African-Americans can’t stop there; they must take a serious look at the state of our black boys, so many of whom — along with many girls and adults — donned hoodies over the past year and a half and proclaimed, “I am Trayvon Martin.” All the marching and protesting means nothing if parents, the community and others don’t insist that our black boys pursue greater existences than those of gang-bangers, petty drug dealers, thieves or murderers — of one another and others.” -Bolton

Reading the newspaper as I do every morning, I happened to come across an opinion piece from The State’s Associate Editor, Warren Bolton. After reading the first two paragraphs, I had to share this with you all because he speaks the absolute truth. Posting a picture on Instagram with a black hoodie pulled over your head declaring “I am Trayvon Martin” will not do anything to help this case. Social justice can only be attained by peaceful negotiation. Take the time to read this piece in today’s paper. Here’s the link: http://www.thestate.com/2013/07/24/2876791/bolton-protests-mean-nothing-if.html

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