Tag Archives: Trayvon Martin

What if George Zimmerman had seen ‘Fruitvale Station’?

When I walked into the theater, I still wasn’t sure it was a good idea. Just days after the outrageous acquittal of George Zimmerman, and the subsequent protests here in Oakland, I didn’t know if I could handle watching the Bay Area’s version of Trayvon Martin killed on screen. Again.

The Quiet Racism that Killed Trayvon Martin: Reflections from Miami

Before he became the latest and most-Tweeted victim of racial violence in America’s long, dirty history, Trayvon Martin was just another kid growing up in Miami. He was a high school junior, got A’s and B’s in his classes, planned to go to college and become a flight mechanic. His…