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Quote of the moment: A reader to 'those who are angry' over Trayvon Martin

A popular Q&A post last weekend titled "Where race matters in the Trayvon Martin case, and where it doesn't" that examined the complicated role of race in the shooting death of the 17-year-old Florida boy last month drew a long string of comments, as have related posts.

Among them, one stood out in that the writer, who self-identified as African-American, called on others to be angry about circumstances far beyond the shooting. His/her opinions are strictly that, as the known facts of the shooting - an unarmed teen killed, a shooter who has yet to be arrested - have been plenty to make people around the country angry, with nationwide calls for justice online and protests in several cities. But reader Rav points to more. A relevant excerpt:

If those who are angry be mad that more African-American and Hispanics drop out of school!  Be mad at the deaths which happen in our neighborhoods and the silliness of many to embrace "No Snitching!"  Be mad that we only account for 14% of the nation's population but account for almost half of those in prison.

The entire list of comments (and the post) can be viewed here.
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