Trayvon Martin Verdict Reaction & How Trayvon will be Remembered

I’m in a dark place writing this. Actually, I’m in a very weird space, almost like I’m encased in a dark room where I can’t recognize anything. I’m stumbling trying to find something, anything that looks recognizable, but I’m scared, confused and lost because I don’t know what I’m searching for because it was never found to begin with. These feelings wrapped around me like a blanket this evening when I heard two words leap out the judge’s mouth in the Trayvon Martin case, “not guilty.” Sadly, those were the two words I expected to hear, but hoping I didn’t. Nope, I was wrong again. Just like I was wrong about Sean Bell and too many others. These cases really give me perspective on where minorities stand in this country, and it’s almost like a mind fuck for me when, ironically, today I celebrated my brother’s 23rd birthday. And the Martin family is mourning the injustice of their 17-year-old son’s killer.

I don’t know if the verdict will ever be changed, but I do know that we have a choice never to forget. And there are several ways we won’t. 1) Contribute to The Trayvon Martin Foundation 2) Honor Trayvon’s memory. In that same vein, I want to highlight an anonymous artist who is keeping the Martin family present through artwork.

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shepard fairey

shepard fairey

To see all the artwork dedicated to Trayvon Martin visit http://artfortrayvonmartin.tumblr.com/.

Let’s continue to pray for the Martin family.

Sources:

Artwork for Trayvon

The Trayvon Martin Foundation