I didn't know Trayvon Martin, but the tragedy of his death and the ripple effect of what it has touched in people all over the country, has stirred me up considerably. What will it take for us to overcome the child abuse of racism?
Yesterday, while listening to a recording of a radio show on which my sister Kaolin was being interviewed about her book, Talking About Race: a Workbook About White People Fostering Racial Equality in Their Lives, I may have found a clue. At the end of the interview she told the story of a little bi-racial boy who was four or five years old, and had a white mother and a black father. His white grandparents were very upset about their daughter marrying a black man, and when their daughter became pregnant they were even more upset. But they worked through their issues and ultimately the little boy became the light of his grandmother's life.