Today Is Trayvon Martin’s 19th Birthday (and how he ties into the Movement or Association quandry)

Had he lived, Trayvon Martin would have turned 19 today. I think of him often. Then I think about UU responses to his death. And I still don’t know what to think.

The longer I think about the discussions that are coming out of the recent UUA Board meeting; about whether UUism is/or should be a movement or an association, the larger shadow Trayvon casts over my thinking.

So here’s the question; if UUism is/or should be a movement, what does that movement say to the Trayvon Martins of the country/world? Because if that movement is going to survive for longer than a minute, it is going to need to speak to the issues that for the longest time it has ignored. It is going to have to speak to the issues of people that, in all honesty, it actively ignored for years.

Can UUism do that?

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~ by Kim on February 5, 2014.

One Response to “Today Is Trayvon Martin’s 19th Birthday (and how he ties into the Movement or Association quandry)”

  1. As the UUA for decades has focused on creating “antiracism, antioppression, and multiculturalism”, and recently has asked that this be deepened; I suspect that that is what a UU movement would first say to the Trayon Martins. We have reflected on our sins, and have put the hairshirt on.

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