Trayvon Martin

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On February 26, 2012 Trayvon Martin died because George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman, shot him. Today many debate on how this happened. Did this happen because of racial issues or because of the Stand your ground law? Isaiah Muhammad explains in his article that Trayvon martin didn’t die due to the Stand Your Ground Law, he died because he was murdered for being a black guy with a hoodie on. Bill Cosby thinks otherwise, he believes that it had to do with the stand your ground law and the fact that Zimmerman had a gun. Although Bill Cosby has a valid point, the real issue in the Trayvon martin case is racism.

Racism has caused the reason why Trayvon Martin is dead today. Geraldo Rivera appeared on FOX News to explain his views on the whole Trayvon Martin case. In his words he said “I think the hoodie is much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman was”. Many were hurt by his opinion because how is one to say that the reason why a 17 year old teenager, going home from a liquor store with skittles, dies because he was wearing a hoodie? I’m sure if it was a white teenager with a hoodie, that would be a whole different opinion for Geraldo. Many don’t begin to understand how racism starts and Geraldo saying what he did, is the reason why there is racial discrimination ,still, today.

As the NRA said “Guns aren’t the issue, it’s racism”, and I agree with this opinion. The NRA is national rifle association and they didn’t believe that it was the Stand your ground law that got trayvon Martin killed, it was the fact that theres so much racism going around that people end up getting hurt from that. They also believe that because of Zimmerman, people with guns are all the sudden bad people. The NRA says that “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people”, to emphasize that one shooting should not overshadow the fact that millions of people who own guns in the United States have never had a violent

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