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Author Alice Walker On How Killing is Symptom of Unaddressed Racism



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democracynow.org - Pulitzer Prize-winning author, poet and activist Alice Walker joins us talk about the death of Trayvon Martin. "It's a symptom of our illness," Walker says. "We are a very sick country, and our racism is a manifestation of our illness and the ways we don't delve into our own wrecks... As a country we have never looked to see where we went off the trail... [Trayvon Martin] was ours. And I don't just mean black people, but all of ours. These children are our future and they have to be protected." To watch the complete daily, independent news hour, read the transcript and download the podcast, please visit http://www.democracynow.org. FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/democracynow Listen on SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/democracy-now Daily Email News Digest: http://www.democracynow.org/subscribe Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT


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