(Photo) Miami Heat Tweets Picture of Whole Team Wearing Hoodies To Support #TrayvonMartin
Video Snapshot: “Million Hoodies March for #TrayvonMartin - Union Square, New York City” |
The narrator is Brian Jones a Teacher, Writer and Activist we interviewed during the rally/march. He connects the killing of Trayvon Martin to Michelle Alexander’s book, The New Jim Crow and the view of black and brown men as criminals. The results of this criminalization has not only led to the mass incarceration of black men but also the murder of them like what happened with Trayvon Martin.
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The father of a black teenager shot to death by a neighborhood watch captain in Florida said he was “honored” by a march being planned for New York City in support of his son.
“I feel very honored that New York would do a rally in my son’s honor,” Tracy Martin told The Associated Press on Wednesday, hours before what was being called the Million Hoodie March was supposed to take place.
“It means a lot to me and my family knowing that people across the country, across the world, are coming together to get justice for Trayvon.”
Martin’s son, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, was killed Feb. 26, in Sanford, Fla. He was returning to a gated community in the city after buying candy at a convenience store. He was unarmed and wearing a hooded sweat shirt at the time.
The shooter, George Zimmerman, has not been charged in the shooting and has said he shot the teen in self-defense after Martin attacked him. Police said Zimmerman is white; his family says he is Hispanic.
Trayvon Martin is dead today because racism is built into the fabric of U.S. society.
TRAYVON MARTIN is dead because he was a young Black man walking where someone thought he shouldn’t be. His devastating story is as old as the United States—and it proves that racism is alive and well in 2012, while the first African American president sits in the White House.
(Photo) One Million Hoodies March for Justice for Trayvon Martin | 6pm, March 21, Union Square in NYC
(Photo) Justice for Trayvon Martin!
The cops & the politicians don’t care when a young black male is murdered [lynched] by a police-vigilante-wannabe in Florida. There’s no justice in such a sick, racist society. We need to finish the struggle that Malcolm X only had a chance to begin …