The Tradegy Of Trayvon Martin

If a young black male cannot take a walk in a residential neighborhood without losing his life to a man who the police told to stand his ground, then what do we tell young black males about their chances of making it in America?  The jury obviously bought the defense’s story that Trayvon Martin was the aggressor—that George Zimmerman feared for his life when he pulled the trigger of his automatic handgun and fired the bullet that ended the life of another young black male.  At the risk of being labeled another disaffected black male in the American society, I must speak out about this verdict because it is the very reason why I have this platform today….

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