WHAT DO we see in the face of Trayvon Martin that moved so many to march in this weekend's "Million Hoodie March" . . . and moved President Obama to imagine that Martin looked like the son he never had?
Certainly, the photo of Martin, slain by an armed neighborhood-watch captain as the 17-year-old walked home because "he looked suspicious," looks anything but suspicious: a face more boy than man, an open face of trust and youth.
But, we'd do well to look closely at that photo and ask what it is about Trayvon that looks different from the hundreds of other young black males who are slain in this city and other cities around the country.