Whatever happens to neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman, the dialogue on race must go on. Media perpetually associate criminality with black males. Legislators criminalize black dress. And the criminal justice system disproportionately penalizes black men and boys.
Hispanic males also face this problem. But the Christian Science Monitor is Boston-based and maybe they don’t have many Hispanic folk living there. When I lived for a time in Richmond, Virginia, I was totally weirded out by the absence of Hispanics in general — especially since I had come from a “Tri-Ethnic community — Austin, TX.