A father’s duty is to prepare his sons the best he can against possible threats in society.
An African American father’s duty is double. Remnants of racism still plague the United States.
NBA superstar Dwyane Wade has a tough task on his hands following Saturday night’s court ruling.
The jury, comprised of six women, deliberated for more than 16 hours before finding George Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
“Wow!!! Stunned !!! Saddened as a father!!! Some1 make sense of this verdict formed right now please!!! Don’t worry I’ll wait…” Wade wrote.
“How do I explain this to my young boys????” Wade asked followers.
Many proponents of the Martin family believed Zimmerman racially profiled Martin before gunning the 17-year-old teen down.
Martin left his father’s fiancé’s home on a rainy Feb. 26 night to pick up snacks to enjoy with the NBA All-Star game. Zimmerman, who was acting as neighborhood watch, pursued Martin after deeming the Miami-Dade teen suspicious.
Zimmerman shot 17-year-old Martin following a confrontation. Zimmerman alleged he was acting in self-defense.
If convicted of second-degree murder, Zimmerman could have been sentenced to a minimum of 25 years without parole and a maximum of life in prison.
A lesser charge of manslaughter could have given Zimmerman up to a 30-year prison sentence.
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