Article on Trayvon Martin, Response to Article and the use of Race.
by conor on September 9, 2015 - 11:40am
In the article “U.S. Won’t File Charges in Trayvon Martin Killing” by Lizette Alvarez, published in February 24th, 2015 from the New York Times it describes how a police officer used racial profiling and “stereotyping” to shoot and kill and unarmed teenager in Florida because he was supposedly seemed to be up to criminal behavior even though at the young age of 17 years old. It is also said that George Zimmerman the police officer followed Martin because he seemed suspicious of criminal behavior, and then got over powered by a 17-year-old boy and then in self-defense shot him repeatedly. The officer Zimmerman used the idea of race and stereotyping to accuse Trayvon Martin of being a criminal just because of is skin color. This can also relate to what Curnoe says and discribes in his article.