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Trayvon Martin’s Death is Just the Tip of the Iceberg When It Comes to Racial Profiling

News that the Obama Administration is going to step in to investigate the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was music to the ears of millions of concerned citizens around the world.  Martin, who was killed under peculiar circumstances by a self-appointed night watchman (George Zimmerman) , was unarmed at the time of his death. There is also a tremendous amount of evidence that police didn’t give proper attention to all of the witnesses and that Zimmerman was not in fear of his life, as he initially claimed. Getting involved in the Martin case is a good move for President Obama, especially during an election year.  At a time when the administration is trying to catch up and apologize for paying very little attention to the Black community, the Martin case gives the administration an opportunity to gain some much-needed Black political points.

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Trayvon Martin’s Death is Just the Tip of the Iceberg When It Comes to Racial Profiling

 

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About Dr. Boyce Watkins

Dr. Boyce Watkins is a Professor at Syracuse University and author of the book, "Black American Money." For more information, please visit www.boycewatkins.com.

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