MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry expressed this weekend how she believes America has become dangerous for black males in light of the "not guilty" verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.
Harris-Perry recalled on her Sunday MSNBC show how, during her pregnancy, she was relieved that her ultrasound showed a baby girl, noted ThinkProgress.org (video below).
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“We’re also going to have to grapple with what we say to our children, because what we must not forget is that Trayvon Martin was not an adult," said Harris-Perry. "He was a 17 years old. He was the child of Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin. He had just celebrated his 17th birthday. I will never forget the relief I felt — I’m a sexual assault survivor — and yet the relief I felt at my 20-week ultrasound when they told me it was a girl. And last night I thought, I live in a country that makes me wish my sons away, makes me wish that they don’t exist because it’s not safe.”
According to Real Clear Politics, Harris-Perry said on Saturday night that the verdict "feels as though it is saying it is OK to kill an unarmed African-American child who has committed no crime."