More than anything, these past weeks, the news in America has been of the Trayvon Martin case that has been the most highlighted.
Ever since Trayvon’s murder by one George Zimmerman, a large population of Americans, predominantly blacks have been in an uproar. There have been protests and demands of justice. Police reports indicated that the deceased teenager was wearing a hoodie, blue jeans, and a pair of sneakers. Zimmerman claims that he was threatened by the boy and killed him in self-defense. Typical case of racial profiling.
A video made by the students of Howard University is the latest in this regard and no doubt an ingenious way of protesting and putting a point across. A number of students have appeared in the video wearing hoodies and asking if they look suspicious.
The fact that a boy was deemed suspicious just by the way he looked rather than anything he did is outrageous in itself. This tribute to Trayvon is remarkable in its intensity and will definitely go a long way in proving a poignant point- There can be no justification for racial discrimination.
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