A RIGHT TO BE HOSTILE:<br />
Why Trayvon's Family Shouldn't Have to Play Nice

A RIGHT TO BE HOSTILE:
Why Trayvon's Family Shouldn't Have to Play Nice

[OPINION] Black folks often find themselves pressured to be "respectable" victims. Jamilah Lemieux says it's time to let that go

Jamilah Lemieux

by Jamilah Lemieux, April 13, 2012

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A RIGHT TO BE HOSTILE:<br />
Why Trayvon's Family Shouldn't Have to Play Nice

benevolent enough or forgiving enough to be treated as worthy victims.

Sybrina Fulton and her family should feel no pressure to forgive, to tolerate, to accept or to behave in any particular manner. I just hope that they can make it through the months to come putting their own humanity, their own pain and their own anger first—without trying to prove to the world that they have a right to justice for Trayvon.

Jamilah Lemieux is the News and Lifestyle Editor for EBONY.com. Views expressed here are her own. Follow her on Twitter: @jamilahlemieux

 
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