No time for a proper post again, but here are some things for which all I have are deep breaths, tears and simple prayers, like "Forgive us. Forgive us."
- The death of Trayvon Martin. Petition with his parents' words here: http://www.change.org/petitions/prosecute-the-killer-of-our-son-17-year-old-trayvon-martin
ColorofChange petition here (I've signed both): http://act.colorofchange.org/act/Trayvon
And a very well-researched Mother Jones article, chock full of resource links and careful analysis: http://motherjones.com/politics/2012/03/what-happened-trayvon-martin-explained
- The death of Stephanie Rojas due to asthma. Her mom, Lydia, very bravely talked her way through the tears on MomsRising's BlogTalkRadio chat with EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson today: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/momsrising/2012/03/19/mom-to-mom-the-controversy-of-clean-air
Why "forgive us?" Because I cannot think about these losses without thinking about the system and society that allowed them to happen.