Obama’s Blueprint to Avoid Another Trayvon Tragedy

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  • One: Reduce Racial Profiling in the Justice System
  • Two: Review the Use of Stand Your Ground Laws
  • Three: Reinforce the Value of African-American Boys
  • Four: Do Some Soul-Searching
  • Five: Don't Lose Sight of Progress
  • The President's Plan

Five: Don't Lose Sight of Progress

Each successive generation seems to be making progress in changing attitudes when it comes to race. It doesn’t mean we’re in a post-racial society. It doesn’t mean that racism is eliminated. But when I talk to Malia and Sasha, and I listen to their friends and I seem them interact, they’re better than we are — they’re better than we were — on these issues.  And that’s true in every community that I’ve visited all across the country. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

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