Carole Emberton: The idea that fear is at the heart of the matter has emerged as a popular explanation for Trayvon Martin’s murder. There is another emotion with perhaps even greater historical valence for understanding these events: rage.
About Carole Emberton
Carole Emberton teaches history at the University at Buffalo (SUNY). Her first book, “Beyond Redemption: Race, Violence, and the American South after the Civil War” was published by the University of Chicago Press in June.