I have recently had the privilege of speaking with a group of young people (20-somethings mostly) about the verdict in the Zimmerman / Martin trial.
All claimed knowledge about the case. Most claimed they believed the confrontation was about “profiling”. Few could give the true definition of the word. Fewer had actual factual details of the entire story.
The most disturbing thing to me was the eagerness to embrace headlines and sound bites by celebrities without knowing they were not getting the whole story. Once given the facts, the conversation changed. Proof that young people, while easily swayed by quick sound bites and celebrity comments, are more readily persuaded by relating directly with a trusted family member or friend.
I implore the adults of America: TALK TO OUR KIDS!
I implore pastors, priests, ministers and youth leaders: KIDS DESERVE THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH.
I started the shift in conversation with a 10-minute, verifiable, fact based youtube video called “ Afterburner w/ Bill Whittle; The Lynching.
The National Foundation of Patriotism is interested in promoting things that are good and right for America. Every once in a while, we see things happening in our society that are not good for America. The misleading, disingenuous, ambiguous distortion of the truth to our nations youth is a huge issue we must comment on.
For those who embrace fact based, verifiable proof on the major issues of our day, you too will be found NOT GUILTY of defiling the future leaders of America.