I did not want to revisit this issue, but due to the media and all the negativity brought to this young man I need to find the positive. Thank you.
Dear Trayvon Martin and family,
I am so terribly sorry for your pain. I am so sorry that you are not getting the justice you deserve, but though it looks as if you have lost the battle, you have been iconic in winning the war. For the first time in a very long time I have watched the Nation UNITE. ALL KIDS, ALL RACES, ACROSS THE BOARD are standing up for your RIGHT to life, to fight, and to wear your hoodie. Us mom’s, across the ethnic division lines, understand the pain of your family, it could have happened to any of us, but it wouldn’t have drawn the attention it has due to your race. Everyone will remember the name Trayvon Martin as the kid who united ALL kids. Whites, Blacks, Hispanics, Arabs, and Asians have joined together! They are protesting and filling the streets in your defense. It’s a beautiful thing to see us all stand for you, Tray. You are not going to be remembered as the black kid thug, the vandal that was suspended for an empty bag of weed. You are going to be remembered as the young man, with a beautiful smile, that lost his life because he wore a hoodie, like ALL other kids in America. You are the hooded kid, that tried to defend himself to a creeper in the night, that lost his life, but in the process United the people to fight for justice for you and your family, without race, and as a whole. Thank you, Trayvon, for the gift of unity. Fly with the angels, kiddo.
Once again, my sincere and deep condolences go out to the Martin family. Your loss is horrendous. Trayvon’s life united the nation and became the FACE OF ALL TEENS, ONE FACE, ONE RACE, ONE ETHNICITY…AMERICAN. Thank you.