Monday, March 26, 2012

'It Could Have Been Me': a Black-Studies Graduate Student Responds to the Killing of Trayvon Martin

The Chronicle of HIgher Education
March 20, 2012

By Stacey Patton

The murder of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager from Sanford, Fla., who was gunned down by a neighborhood-watch volunteer who said he acted in self-defense, has sparked outrage and grief, especially among black Americans. The teen, who the shooter told police looked "suspicious," was wearing a hoodie as he walked through the gated community where he lived. Mr. Martin was unarmed and was carrying a bag of Skittles and a can of iced tea he had just bought at the 7-Eleven.

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