I am the age Trayvon Martin was when he died — 17.
But I am not Trayvon Martin. I am a half Asian, half white female. While racism still negatively affects my life, as it does for millions of people of color, I will never experience the brand of bigotry that ended Trayvon Martin’s life. Police officers never question my going or leaving someplace. Store clerks don’t follow me around the store like falcons because they believe I’m there to shoplift. Similarly, strange men don’t follow me down the street in the car, and then on foot, because they find me “suspicious.”
If I had worn a hoodie while walking down that street carrying a baseball bat, chances are I would’ve been fine. Trayvon Martin was carrying junk food, and he got killed for it.
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