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Justice for Trayvon Martin
Posted on March 19, 2012

Sometimes I sit back and watch how fascinated people are by the lives of the rich and famous regarding their personal lives and how involved they get in things that don't concern or affect them. People go so far as to write articles, essays, blog posts, etc. about things celebrities choose to do instead of focusing on issues going on in the "real world" which inspired me to bring the discussion here because I want everybody to pay attention to this and become aware of what's going on right now in 2012 in the United States of America. It hits home for me because I have younger male cousins who are in their pre-teen and teenage years and my baby brother is two right now, but if this is happening right now in 2012, the thought of my brother growing up as a young black man in this country in the future scares me. 
17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot in the chest and killed walking home from the convenient store by neighborhood watch because he looked “suspicious”  (even though he was unarmed and had nothing but a bag of Skittles and an Arizona tea in his pocket) and his killer George Zimmerman has yet to be arrested or charged even though he admitted to the police that he shot him.
Trayvon Martin won’t ever get to walk across the stage to get his high school diploma or go to college and his parents won’t ever get to see his face again except at his funeral because somebody felt the need to take his life based on the color of his skin and stereotypes of black men and boys in this country, which is “looking suspicious”. 
If everybody could jump on board to get justice for Trayvon Martin and his family as fast as people joined the KONY 2012 bandwagon or run to gossip blogs to read up on celebrities, George Zimmerman would be behind bars right now for murdering an unarmed child just because he felt "uncomfortable". Please take a minute to sign the petition started by Trayvon's mother. Think about your sons, little brothers, cousins, nephews, etc. because it could've been them. No one should ever have to bury a loved one due to matters like this one. If you're unfamiliar with the Trayvon Martin case, check out the articles below or Google 'Trayvon Martin' and read what comes up. 


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