It’s hard growing up in America. It’s even harder growing up Black in America.
Don’t believe me? Just ask the parents of Florida teen Travyon Martin. They had the very sad, and upsetting tale of burying their 17-year old son after he was gunned down while visting his father in Sanford by the neighborhood “watchman.”
What made it worse, was the fact that George Zimmerman said Trayvon looked “suspicious,” and that he shot the teen in self defense.
How suspicious can a 17-year old boy look? The hoodie must have done it for this guy to shoot an UNARMED teen!
What makes the case even worse is the fact that cases like Trayvon’s happen often. Just an innocent youth in the wrong place, at the wrong time.
The Martin family did not only bury their son, but are rallying for justice. The question of race is always a big one in cases like this, but the issue of is the justice system totally fair in America? For example, had Trayvon been any other race, would Zimmerman have been arrested and tried immediately?
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