Saturday, July 13, 2013

I am very upset right now

I had two black students this year named Trayvon (albeit with different spellings). Will they end up like Martin? Will someone see them in a hoodie and assume they are up to no good? Will a lawyer be able to convince a jury that they deserved to die and therefore their murderer gets to walk free in "self-defense"? Or will a lifetime of discrimination and oppression play out in less violent but no less devastating ways?

1 comment:

  1. Everything about this case has been horrifying. And somehow, through all the horrors around this case, my own ignorance and privilege convinced me that this wouldn't happen. I had convinced myself that Zimmerman couldn't just get away with killing a teenager.