Stop Killing Black Kids -- Hosted by Quincy McCoy
Salon has covered the Trayvon Martin killing relentlessly, but none of our coverage has struck a nerve like the article “Is my son the next Trayvon?” by the chief operating officer of Salon Studio, Quincy McCoy. As a black man who escaped the rough neighborhoods of his youth to provide a better life for his children, Quincy’s article conveyed the constant anxiety suffered by all black parents -- regardless of class. Since McCoy’s article was published, right wing pundits have accelerated their hideous attacks on a dead teenager and “black culture”, while the killer still walks free.
If any good is to emerge from this tragedy, it will come from seeking answers to this question: How do we stop the national epidemic of violence against young black men?
This is a conversation America needs to have. We want to hear your thoughts, questions and reactions. Join Quincy McCoy on Friday April 6 at noon EDT/9 AM PDT for a free Q&A webcast that is open to everybody. (Here is a link to the Event Page)
Quincy McCoy - Quincy McCoy is Chief of Operations for Salon Studio.