After Trayvon

by Abby Zimet

On the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Trayvon Martin, his parents declared that "as parents of a slain child, we never move on" at a candlelight vigil in New York, one of scores of remembrances and demonstrations. The last year has seen over a dozen acts of promise, kindness or resistance, including widespread support for Trayvon's family, the hiring of a new police chief in Sanford, moves to repeal Stand Your Ground laws, and the decision by over 30 corporations to cut ties with ALEC, the right-wing group that pushed those laws. They offer some solace. Just not enough.

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