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Black Men Face Cycle of Hostility, Vulnerability and Victimization

I’m going to work hard in getting Dr. Watson to the show.

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by Elwood Watson

A larger question that emerges from these senseless tragedies is why do some White men like Dunn and Zimmerman (in the case of Zimmerman bi-racial) see the need to belligerently confront and, in some cases, fatally harm young Black males? Moreover, what does it say about our society that these two men (and others like them) continue to have the audacity to do so? To me, it says something very troubling and disturbing about how many people devalue and disregard Black life—in particular, Black male life—in this nation. This is true for some Black males as well.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and senior Huffington Post blogger Trymaine Lee has argued that “Black Men Are The Most Victimized Group in America.” I tend to agree, and I am happy to give a few examples. Time to go down memory lane so to speak.

Some of us are old enough…

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