15 Aug '14, 2pm

...On privilege: "One group’s 'let’s wait and see' is another group’s 'not again!'"

The morning after the jury reached a verdict in the Trayvon Martin case, I watched the sun rise over snowcapped mountains from the coffee shop at the Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park. Dan and I were vacationing there with friends, and I’d arrived at our designated meeting point a little early so I could "pray and meditate" [read: drink my first cup of coffee without having to talk to anyone]. At the Many Glacier Hotel, we had no TV, no Internet, and only spotty cell phone coverage, so I learned the news by eavesdropping on the conversation happening at the table next to mine. “Not guilty,” a middle-aged man wearing a North Face fleece said to the group of four—all men, all white. His declaration was followed by nods and murmurs of assent from the rest at the table. Something was said about self-defense, something else about “thugs.” Then, “Those people need to l...

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