Do I Look Suspicious?

“Man does not see what the Lord sees, for man sees what is visible, but the Lord sees the heart.” ~I Samuel 16.7

Current students and alumni of Howard University, all members of HU for Trayvon Martin, attack the unfounded premise of racial profiliing and their sadness over the murder of Trayvon Martin in a video created by John Ledbetter. “Am I Suspicious?” suggests that we should not attempt to locate the appearance of danger in the faces of African American men. Their faces can and do represent lawyers, doctors, dentists, preachers, historians, businessmen and politicians. Socially colored black faces should not be synonymous with the image of criminality. So, what do our suspicions about men socially colored black reveal about us? Why do they look suspicious?

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