Trayvon Martin Case and Its Aftermath

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Submitted By sali22
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Shahbaz Ali
Angela Saragusa
Scandal Paper
Engl 122
6/2/16
The Trayvon Martin Case and its Aftermath For years now racism still lives and kills many people. What is Racism or being racist mean? The Dictionary defines racism as being prejudice, having discrimination, or believe in antagonism which is directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own races is superior. In the case of Trayvon Martin, he was racial profiled like many other African Americans. His death lead to many protest and movement from the Africans Americans and other civil activists. Which made a big impact on society and how profiling people just of their race is wrong. The George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin case has made people question their intentions on racism and racial profiling and has gave them a lastly effect on them.
Trayvon Benjamin Martin was born on February 5,1995 and is from Miami, Florida. He also has 3 other siblings and 2 divorce parents (Amber 1). Tracy Martin was the father of Trayvon and Sybrina Fulton was the mother although it that they were divorced the parents remain close for their children. In the article its says, “In fact Sybrina would say they better as friends as husband and wife “(Amber 1). Sybrina wants to be divorce but wants to remain close contact as a friend to Tracy. Tracy Martin was a fine with idea of stay as friends for the kids. Tracy was a truck driver and would go and meet his kids during the weekends and often during the week. Trayvon Martin was a smart, out-going, enthusiastic kind of kid. He was tall and athletically inclined with tattoos of family member names on his frame, the often quiet Martin was highly interested in studying aviation and potentially becoming a pilot. Trayvon Martin attended public schools in Florida, including the Dr. Michael M. Krop High School in Miami Gardens. His parents wanted to…...

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