Essay on The Controversy Of Trayvon Martin And George Zimmerman

1764 Words Feb 28th, 2016 8 Pages
My heart along with many others fell and was saddened by the horrendous news that swept our televisions of a young black boy shot and killed in Florida. The month of February 2012 and many months following had the country shook as more information about the Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman story surfaced. After about a year and a half of awaiting justice, none came as they announce Zimmerman Innocent of the charge against him. A shaken nation had become even more shook and bewildered; how could a man who deserved repercussion for his crime walk away free? With that the cry for “Black lives matter” (or the BLM movement) began. Through a new means of socially media this issue has been brought to the forefront. Although there is more awareness today, this problem didn’t just start with Trayvon Martin. Many generations prior dealt with this issue as well with little to no voice. The black community have been facing not only black on white crime or police brutality, but black on black crime, poverty and many other problems for years. As a woman of color I find this issue very compelling. This is a problem that I worry about not just for me but for my sons and daughters who may also run into trials and tribulations as individuals of color. This semester I want to explore the idea of “Black lives matter” and hopefully shine light on the issue at hand. Afraid of making an argument tugging on the race card, I was a little hesitant at first and still am about picking the BLM…

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