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letters | acquittal of zimmerman stirs reaction

Young black males stuck between worlds of Obama, Trayvon Martin

What do you tell a young black male who is stuck between the worlds of President Barack Obama and the late Trayvon Martin?

I am the proud godfather of a 12-year-old black male. I want to help guide my godson through his journey to adulthood. But I’ve struggled to find the words to aid and comfort him as navigates the perilous seas that lie ahead.

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