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Is Trayvon Martin This Generation’s Emmett Till?

Posted on March 19, 2012 | No Comments

Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African-American teen from Miami, was murdered on Feb. 26 as he was walking back to his father’s fiancé’s home from the store. He was shot and murdered by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman. George Zimmerman called police prior to the shooting and described the youth as “suspicious.”

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Trayvon Martin Wrongfully Murdered Because He Looked ‘Suspicious’

Posted on March 14, 2012 | No Comments

Sybrina Fulton, mother of slain Miami-Dade teenager Trayvon Martin, held a news conference Sunday, March 11 at a Miami Gardens church for her son, who was murdered by a neighborhood watchman. George Zimmerman shot the 17-year-old Krop High School junior as he walked to his father’s fiancés home from buying Skittles and an Arizona drink. He first called police to report a “suspicious person in the area” before following the youth in his vehicle.

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Minority Students Face Harsher Punishments than Whites

Posted on March 12, 2012 | No Comments

More than 70% of students involved in school-related arrests or cases referred to law enforcement were Hispanic or African-American. A report that will be released Education Department Tuesday raises questions on the severity of treatment minorities receive when facing disciplinary action. Black students are more than three times as likely as their white peers to be suspended or expelled.

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