Honoring Trayvon, Thinking About Hana, Hoping for Justice

George Zimmerman was found not guilty today in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. I am sad, disappointed, outraged, and tired.

A black teenager with a soda and Skittles was shot by an armed man.  The shooter is found innocent.

I send a prayer out to Trayvon’s family. I am the mother of two black sons, who were considered sweet and cute when they were little. As they have grown into young men, now 26 and 23 years old, both about 6′ 3″, I’ve seen how they been treated by police, by store managers, and by strangers who cross the street to avoid them, judged way too often by the color of their skin rather than the content of their character.

I send a prayer out to the universe for the upcoming trial of the adoptive parents of Hana Alemu. May her soul and spirit be at peace. May she receive justice. May we all find strength and healing.

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