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Sean Bell
A river of tears for all the Trayvons
A river of tears for all the Trayvons

The day after the George Zimmerman verdict, I hadn't cried for Trayvon Martin yet. I was still stunned, kind of punch drunk from injustice. I walked into Starbucks after hearing about the demonstrations and passionate protests on Trayvon's behalf, and they were playing Jimmy Cliff's "Many Rivers to Cross": "Many rivers to cross/But I can't seem to find my way over/Wandering I am lost/As I travel along the white cliffs of Dover." It's a soulful, mournful song about lost love that hits you in your gut. Like when your grandmother dies. But I didn't think about my grandmother; I thought of Trayvon, who has become all our sons. I wanted to...