I think this should be required reading for all white parents of black boys, and for their extended family, and for anyone who cares about them:
How to Talk to Young Black Boys About Trayvon Martin
Eight talking points about the potentially fatal condition of being Black
1. It’s unlikely but possible that you could get killed today. Or any day. I’m sorry but that’s the truth. Blackmaleness is a potentially fatal condition. I tell you that not to scare you but because knowing that could possibly save your life. There are people who will look at you and see a villain or a criminal or something...