July, 25th 2013
The article “Trayvon Martin’s Legacy” by the Editorial Board of the New York Times (July 14, 2013) criticizes the case of George Zimmerman who was found not guilty for killing Trayvon Martin. The New York Times claims that this verdict is more related to racism, the Stand Your Ground law, and restricted of gun control. They specifically argue that this country is still afflicted by racism about which has been disappeared since long time ago, but in reality it is still there. According to editorial board, it has been such a terrible years for government to control the gun. In my point of view, this case is more related to racism and gun control issue. George Zimmerman applied the concept of “reasonably beliefs” to express his desire to shoot Travyon Martin because he knew that the boy was a black. This shows that the lack of control to gun ownership in this country cause a lot of victims specially those who from minority class. In New York Times, Supreme Court states that “things have changed dramatically” which is gives reader a prompt that racism still plagues everybody. It is really hard to eliminate completely the fear of racism in this country. This point emphasizes that we cannot forget how important it is to treat each other accordingly as we live in a multi-cultural community. People will not be able to forget the racism if we still bring it in to our everyday life. In addition to racism, government should create laws that protect people not to being racism each other because this is really a sensitive issue in this country. For instance, government has law about sexual harassment. The same law should be applied to racism to help people to respect each other because they know that there is law to protect this kind of harassment. According to New York Times “it has been a bad year so far for gun control” which reminds the reader to be aware in this country that there...
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