Three Years Ago Today, Trayvon Martin Was Killed. Our Thoughts and Prayers Go Out to His Family and Friends. We’re Truly Inspired By
Their Courage, Perseverance and Bravery Through All This. Trayvon is Gone But
“Lost in all the horrible politics surrounding his death is the story of a boy. Before he became yet another flash point in America’s painful and never-ending racial drama, Trayvon Martin was just a normal teenager. Here, at last, is the story of what was lost on that February night.” Read Esquire’s interview with Trayvon’s family: http://bit.ly/1EvIcBy
We now know the DOJ won’t pursue Justice for Trayvon.
On the anniversary of his death, answer the call from Million Hoodies for Movement for Justice and take it to the streets… Organize your friends, your classmates & your community to shut down your nearest hall of justice.
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Spent the day marching in solidarity, and thinking about this:
We cannot dismiss the frustrations and actualities of the oppressed. Be it discrimination based on race, gender, sexuality, physical ability, mental ability, weight, or height. Being dismissive only furthers oppression. In retrospect to this event, stating that you “do not see race or color” perpetuates white-privilege and is dismissive to our differences, furthering the illusion of “sameness”. Instead we must recognize these differences and understand where our own individual responsibilities and accountabilities lie.
Today in history: On February 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin, 17 years old and unarmed, was shot and killed in cold blood in Sanford, Florida by neighborhood watch vigilante George Zimmerman.
After ignoring an order from the police department, George Zimmerman profiled, followed, confronted and murdered Trayvon. The Sanford police department then proceeded to allow George Zimmerman to go home, a free man, with his murder weapon. A massive wave of outrage followed, with huge protests in Florida and around the country demanding justice for Travyon Martin and an end to racist brutality and killings in the U.S.
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LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVE THISSSSSS!!!! #HOODIESUP #HOWARDUNIVERSITY #ByTheContentofTheirCharacter #TrayvonMartin YEA. DEF KUDOS TO #HU FOR THIS ONE. NOT EVER A FAN OF IMITATION, HOWEVER, I REALLY WANT MORE SCHOOLS (& OTHERS) TO DO THIS.