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Comment: You miss the point.

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You miss the point.

Black people have a long history of being repressed by society, well after slavery ended. The police were the instrument of the State for carrying out this repression. So for generations, the attitude about the police being the enemy of blacks has been passed down and often learned first hand. There is still inequality in the enforcement of the laws with blacks being arrested, charged, and convicted far more than whites.

So of course Trayvon did not first think of calling the police.

As far as your child being conditioned, all children are indoctrinated with the values presented to them by parents, teachers, and other people with whom they identify. You are conditioned with values also, many of which came from other people. It can't be any other way, so don't deny reality by saying your child has not been conditioned to be anything but herself. "Herself" is the result of considerable conditioning; everyone is.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.