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© 2012 Eric Adeleye Photography.
This photograph was taken at a Trayvon Martin rally in Wilmington, North Carolina on March 30, 2012 to protest the murder of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. As an African-American man, this tragedy struck home for me because I could relate to the event. I have a teenage son who is 14 years old, 6’5” tall, and is like any other kid in America who walks to the store and expects to not be racially profiled by anyone. I can only hope that justice will prevail in the trial of George Zimmerman. Trayvon Martin did not deserve to be murdered, but unfortunately racism still runs rampant within society. No person deserved to die the way Trayvon Martin did. I am at a loss of words that can describe how sad this ordeal is. If there was no public outcry over the negligent actions of the Sanford, Florida Police Department’s refusal to arrest George Zimmerman, I do not think anything would have happened in regards to Zimmerman standing trial for his crime.
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