An important letter I got in response to the Trayvon photo post.
I added the fact that I never email writers in the subject in the hopes that you understand how much your article moved me. But probably not in the way that you think.
I am absolutely filled with sorrow that you put Trayvon’s murdered body on a big website the way you did, and for the REASONS you did. Please don’t get me wrong. I’m glad you’d like to incite anger. As a Black woman, I am angry. livid. distraught. BUT, you should have asked permission from Trayvon’s parents. They should have had that right. Trayvon and his parents had no respect/hand in how he was portrayed in the mind of his ignorant murderer. That decision cost him his life. He was killed because Zimmerman saw him as a dangerous Black body. He was not human. Not a person with a family.