Thought-provoking images and videos regarding the murder of Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin was a black teenager who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a white man (Jewish father, Peruvian mother) in Florida on the 26th of February. Martin, who was unarmed, had been walking to his father’s girlfriend’s home from a convenience store when Zimmerman called 911 and followed Martin after witnessing what he described as “suspicious” behaviour. Soon afterward, he fatally shot Martin during an altercation between the two. Zimmerman had called 911 over forty times in the previous 12 months. Martin, it transpired, was carrying nothing on him other than a bag of Skittles and a bottle of Ice Tea. Zimmerman told police he shot in self-defence (legal in Florida, even if your attacker is an unarmed seventeen year-old) and was not arrested. The public backlash has been immense.

Here is some of the rhetoric swirling around the blogosphere regarding an incident which has brought home the dangers of being black in a largely self-segregated society ruled by a culture of racial fear. And really, does anyone know a seventeen year-old who doesn’t own a hoodie?

1 Comment

March 24, 2012 · 7:00 pm

One response to “Thought-provoking images and videos regarding the murder of Trayvon Martin

  1. Today Media and media attention loving vultures crying over that poor Kid Trayvon, but may be tomorrow it would be other way around. It can be some police officer gets killed by black gunmen. Then I am sure all these media will flip to other side. Media and these media attention loving vultures are like 2 sides of a coin. We need to drop them and see why this is continued to happen. Who really gain from someone’s tragedy? Where are these media and these vultures before a tragedy? Why they show up only in an event like this? Why can’t they educate and help to find a solution. Oh I forgot what they gain by doing that right?.

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