What Would MLK Jr. Say About Trayvon Martin?

neilk7/15/2013 2:46:26 pm PDT

Trayvon Martin was not attempting to advance the cause of civil rights while he walked through the public streets to his home, so I really don’t think it’s helpful to impose the philosophy of civil disobedience on his actions that night. Perhaps if you were making a broader point about how in America in 2013, even walking through your own neighborhood at night is a political act for black youth, but it doesn’t seem that you are.