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In the wake of Trayvon's death, moms dicusses hopes and fears for their sons
The mothers of these boys talked to CNN about how they discuss race in their homes.
April 16th, 2012
01:45 PM ET

In the wake of Trayvon's death, moms dicusses hopes and fears for their sons

By Gavin Godfrey and Emma Lacey-Bordeaux, CNN

(CNN) – Christy Oglesby’s column, “My 12 year-old-son knows he could be Trayvon Martin,” stirred a lot of conversation when it published last month. It drew more than 8,000 recommendations on Facebook and 1,400 comments on the In America blog.

While her son is fearless the way only 12-year-old boys can be, she wrote that she warns him not to run, not to speak too loudly, not to fight back. Because he is black, she worries he will always be a victim and a target.

“His race gives me much more to fear than his fearlessness,” she said.

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