Students gather to honor Trayvon Martin
Published: Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 21:04
Students wearing hoodies gathered at the student plaza last week to take a photo honoring Trayvon Martin, an African American teenager who was shot and killed by a neighborhood watchman a few weeks ago.
The photo was to represent the sense of injustice some students feel about the case and to raise awareness about the laws the state currently has in place.
Kappa Alpha Psi member Dezmond Wheeler came up with the idea.
“The number of students that have an opinion or have a certain outlook about this came together to hopefully prevent this type of incident from happening again,” he said.
“We have to be careful about the laws that are out there, as well as not waiting until something so tragic happens to come together to have a voice.”
Javid Hinds chose to participate to show that he cares about the case.
“It touched me because of how I grew up. I feel as if it is good for me to do what I can to give back to show that I am aware and that I do care,” Hinds said.
“I was angry to be quite honest. It was a young kid and he was served a dis-justice by an adult. I felt it was really unfair.”