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THE TALK  
YOU KNOW WHAT’S DISTURBING TO ME IS THESE PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE A VICTIM OF RACIAL PROFILING COMMENTING AND AGREEING WITH ZIMMERMAN. YOU WOULD THINKTOTALLY DIFFERENT HAD IT OF BEEN YOUR CHILD. LET ME BREAK IT DOWN TO YOU THIS WAY. FOR STARTERS LET ME SAY I’M CONCERNED ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE SETTING THINGS ON FIRE AND DOING RIDICULOUS THINGS LIKE VANDALIZING STORE…S WHEN WE HAVE A SERIOUS ISSUE TO RESOLVE AND WHEN PEOPLE NO MATTER WHO RESORTS TO CRIMINAL ACTIVITY THAT IS ONLY TAKING AWAY FROM THE TRUE ISSUE AT HAND AND NOT RESOLVING THE ISSUE. BECAUSE NOW INSTEAD OF FOCUSING ON THE PROBLEM THEY ARE FOCUSED ON THE UNREASONABLENESS OF THOSE ACTIONS. HERE IS THE TALK I AM REFERRING TO. I AM MOTHER OF A YOUNG BLACK MALE CHILD. I HAVE RAISED MY CHILD WITH CONSTANT LOVE, ATTENTION AND VALUES. I HAVE RAISED HIM TO LOVE EVERYBODY. BECAUSE I RAISED MY CHILD IN THIS MANNER HE HAS FRIENDS OF OTHER RACES AND SOMETIMES HE DATES OUTSIDE HIS RACE. SO ONE DAY I HAD TO SAY TO MY SON YOU CAN’T GO WHERE THEY GO ALL HOURS OF THE NIGHT, YOU CAN’T DO WHAT THEY DO. OF COURSE HE WANTS TO KNOW WHY SO YOU HAVE TO EXPLAIN IT TO HIM THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE LIKE GEORGE ZIMMERMAN WHO MAY WANT TO FOLLOW YOU DOWN AND HUNT YOU LIKE A DOG BECAUSE YOURE BLACK AND HAVE ON A HOODIE. OR LIKE GERALDO WHO MAY SAY THINGS LIKE YOU’RE IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS, THIS TAKES AWAY SOME OF YOUR CHILD’S INNOCENCE BUT YOU HAVE TO TELL THEM BECAUSE YOU LOVE THEM TOO MUCH FOR THEM TO BECOME ANOTHER STATISTIC. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT IT FEELS LIKE EVERYTIME YOUR CHILD WALKS OUT THE FRONT DOOR TO WORRY IF HE WILL RETURN SAFELY AND UNHARMED
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July 16, 2013 · 3:30 pm