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Black Men Who Matter: Malcolm, My Birthfather and Trayvon

Rebecca Carroll

When the verdict of Zimmerman’s acquittal was announced, I felt sad, but what I really felt was that I wished he had mattered more to America, which is what I wished for my birthfather when I met him. And that I missed this boy, Trayvon, without ever having known him, in the same way I had missed Malcolm X with my headphones on and his voice reaching through my ears.

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