We Grieve for Trayvon Martin

The events of yesterday weigh heavily on our hearts. We grieve for the loss of a son, brother and friend, Trayvon Martin, and for the further pain this trial has inflicted on his family and friends.

The entire event strengthens our commitment to equality, and to emboldening the voices of those who are systematically rendered powerless.

We are part of the same struggle, and today, we are inspired by the strength of Trayvon’s parents and supporters, to fight harder for justice for those who cannot fight themselves.

Yours,
The Apogee team

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For insight and useful analysis on the Trayvon Martin trial, here are some articles the Apogee team recommends:

Jelani Cobb at the New Yorker

The Nation on White Supremacy

Cord Jefferson at Gawker on Being Young, Black and Male in America

Gary Younge at The Guardian, on the Open Season on Black Boys

David Simon at The Audacity of Despair

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