Those of you who read my recent blog entry on the Trayvon Martin incident will know that, apart from the obvious tragedy itself, I believe we should be aware of the ways in which the incident is affecting us all in small, subtle ways. To that end, I've decided to share a few blogs from others writing about Trayvon this week. Note, though, that I've intentionally avoided the obvious players (Maddow, Sharpton, Beck, or Hannity, for example), since we already know what they will say even before we hear them say it...
First up is a heartfelt wish that things had been different, that those involved had thought first of God. The posting, entitled "Trayvon Martin, Race, and the Gospel" comes from Desiring God.
Up next is the Stealthmode Blog from entrepreneureal consultant Francine Hardaway. In her entry she discusses how Trayvon's death makes her feel ashamed. "Who do we think we are?" she asks. "What happened to us?"
And finally, a incredibly on-target review of how the media can spin things and we don't even realize. The first two blogs, above, approach the topic from the preferred narrative, but here's one from the Infidel Blogger's Alliance that reminds us that, often, what we see and think is what someone wants us to see and think.