I've got a new post this week at my blog, Be Bold or Go Home, for Adoptive Families Circle called An Ugly Conversation. As the mother of a 10-year-old Ethiopian son, I've felt the Trayvon Martin case weighing on me. Although I talk with my son regularly about racism and racial profiling, I've chosen not to go into the details of Trayvon's case with him -- but as the post explains, a recent chance encounter with strangers threw those details in his face in a way I couldn't control.
If you're parenting an African or African American child, how has the Trayvon Martin case affected you? If you're an adopted person of color, do you have any advice for parents on this issue?