Skip to comments.Trayvon Martin case garners support from students, W-S community
Posted on 05/01/2012 2:27:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The cry for justice for Trayvon Martin reached Winston-Salem State March 28 as students and others from the Winston-Salem community participated in a march to bring Martins killer to justice.
A protest march started at the Clock Tower and ended at the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and Cromartie Street.
Participants were lined along the street waving Skittles bags.
Trayvon Martin is the inspiration for it [the march], said Larry Little, associate professor in the Department of Social Sciences.
Martin was the unarmed 17-year-old boy who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old community watch coordinator of mixed ethnic descent.
The incident occurred as Martin was walking from a convenience store Feb. 26, in Sanford, Fla.
Zimmerman told police who arrived on the scene that the shooting was self-defense.
The circumstances around Martins death have been receiving national and international attention. The issues involve Floridas Stand Your Ground Law, allegations of racial motivations, and police misconduct have triggered public demands for Zimmermans arrest, according to media reports.
People can identify [with the shooting] because he was a young man in a gated community, Little said.
We are out here because we want justice for Trayvon Martin.
Jonathan Whitfield, a junior political science major from Winston-Salem, said the protest made him more conscious of racism in America.
Many people think that racism is gone until you hear about stories like this one, Whitfield said.
For someone not to get involved and not say something is an injustice. Thats why I chose to get involved. Senior nursing major from Durham, Shaquel Williams, participated in the march with her friends.
The African-American community has experienced so many injustices, Williams said.
As an African-American woman it is my duty to come out and march for any issues concerning my race. Various campus organizations participated.
Michael Anthony, a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. said that what happened to Martin unified the Greek community.
When there is an injustice like this, we have to come out and show that we [Greeks] do care about what happens, Anthony said.
Kayla Porter-Cox, a history major from Salem College, said that young African Americans get killed every day, but those events are not usually reported by the media. Porter-Cox is a Caucasian woman.
You have to stand together, she said.
Speak out, and dont let an injustice like this slow you down.
Members from the Nation of Islam were present.
Dwayne X, 39, real estate agent from Winston-Salem said that they [Nation of Islam] believe that the protest is something that should be ongoing.
Our race has been served injustice for too long, Dwayne X said.
Dwayne X said that the Nation of Islam has no plans for what they will do about the Martin case, but he said they will act when the community needs them.
Whitfield said that there should be another protest but there is no time or date set.
We are trying to figure out what else we can do for the family [Martin family], Whitfield said.
I know I will be involved in whatever we do.
Visit www.thenewsargus.com to see a PSA produced by students in the Mass Communications Department.
It’s on MLK Blvd. That tells me everything I need to know.
Now we know the analytical abilities (or lack thereoff) of those students.
I wonder what mamby-pamby chicken-lipped marshmallow majors they’re not studying for?
Amazing how they just can't get that prt right... footprints PROVE that much as fact.
It ws 850 feet straight home on the sidewalk... Trayvon was gone for 20 minutes when he was spotted between the houses
I've had cops tell me not to go into a certain area or neighborhood, but I did. Does that mean if I get assaulted while doing other than what they recommended to me that my right to self defense is invalid?
I just moved into a house which was burglarized six times in the past two years. I am surrounded by one sexual crimes registrant, two felons on parole, and a halfway house at the end of the block. Does that mean I cannot react with force to anyone who rapes my wife, breaks into my home, or assaults anyone in my family? Would doing so be an "injustice" when I shoot them in such a situation?
Maybe he was in the market for a townhouse, did you ever think of that?!!
Major journalistic errors here. I'll fix some of them.
Martin was the harmless, underprivileged, unarmed 17-year-old baby boy who was on the way to Sunday school so he could teach learning challenged, gay, blind parapalegics about how to enjoy kittens, but was brutally shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old honky community watch coordinator.
Antonio or Dominique-Rogers Cromartie? And of course, the ubiquitous MLK. God forbid these blacks commemorate true intellectuals or men of accomplishment, like W.E.B. DuBois, Benjamin Banneker, or Booker T. Washington.
yeah, I can see that is possible
the 17 year olds are all talking about buying they own cribs
Banneker was a mulatto.
They used to have these rallies in the Old South. But back then it was because whites heard a rumor that a black man had disrespected a white woman or something like that. A mob of Old South Democrat whites would rally for the death or jailing of the black man. It would be all emotion without any thought that the man was innocent until proven guilty. I guess everything old is new again — just as in the past, Libs/Dems have turned into a lynch mob demanding blood.
Sometimes someone comes along and reminds you that paragraphs can be your enemy.
Kinda like Atlanta with all their "Peach Tree's". I mean they even have Peach Tree-somethings that intersect with Peach Tree-something-else.
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“Larry Little, associate professor in the Department of Social Sciences.”
“Larry Little, associate professor of African-American Studies in the Department of Social Sciences.”
Big, BIG difference, isn’t it?