Why March for Trayvon Martin? (As seen on CNN iReport)

ImageI march with my feet for Trayvon Martin because people must see that violence like what happened to Trayvon Martin will not be accepted in our communities. I march with my words as I write letters to Sanford authorities like hundreds of others, putting pressure on law enforcement to fully investigate this case and pressure on the legislature to re-evaluate the laws that may tie the hands of justice in wake of this tragedy. I march because my soul cries out to the parent who has to bury her child because someone thought he looked suspicious or didn’t belong in a neighborhood that he/she worked hard to provide.

I march for Trayvon to teach the generations of young people watching me that organizing and harnessing the power of thousands CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

I march to cure the blindness that has continued to plague our country. Because African-Americans now have the right to vote, are not counted as 3/5 of a person, and have a Black President, people think the struggle for equality is over. I march to remove the rose-colored shades from the blind and reveal that we are NOT living in a post-racial society. We have come a long way. But we still have a mighty long way to go.

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About Sweet Nothings

I went to college and majored and Mass Communications/Public Relations but decided to take my passion for promoting others to law school....where i could then learn to promote MYSELF! Kidding. Kind of. Now I'm a lawyer. 8 years later, big whoop and womp womp.
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