About a month ago, on February 26, 2012, a 17-year-old, Trayvon Martin, was shot and killed. Sadly, as a black/African American boy/man, this isn’t surprising on the surface – it happens far too often in the US. This case, however, was a bit different than prior cases – it made it into the media. Whether it be by way of social capital – the class background of his parents – or the glaring injustice, after a few weeks, the story finally trickled into mainstream news and the incident that happened in Florida was featured on one of my friend’s Facebook posts, where I learned of it (in New York).
The details of the case are shady, at best. Afterall, Trayvon is dead and cannot account for his side of the story. George Zimmerman, who shot Trayvon, made many claims as to what happened that night and even as of late,
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