Why must we now teach our sons to defer to all potential bigots who come their way?
I want to assure Trayvon's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, as well as millions of their supporters, that this isn't over.
Despite formidable efforts to disenfranchise African Americans in 2012, a larger percentage of black voters than white voters turned out at the polls to assure Obama's victory on Election Day.
It will take more than President Barack Obama's tenure to vanquish American prejudice and racial injustice.
As election law changes threatened access to the ballot box this year, African-American turnout operations strengthened.
Widespread efforts to suppress voting by people of color and the poor through a rash of voter ID laws make it clear that we still need the landmark 1965 legislation today.
America's security and prosperity depend on our children's ability to drive the economy of the future.
This election is the president's to lose.