Trayvon Martin's Mom Says His Death Is Not About Race

Wed, March 28, 2012 2:21pm EDT by 12 Comments

Trayvon Martin’s parents are speaking out about the death of their son, whose shooting has sparked nationwide protests. Some are charging his shooter with racism — but the slain teen’s mom says that’s not what she wants people to take away from his death.

While his parents wait for the Trayvon Martin case to go to court on April 10, they are trying to keep the focus on obtaining justice for their son.

Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon’s mom, told People that though she’s both angry and sad, she and his father are determined that Trayvon’s death will make a difference.

“People want to make this a black and white issue, but I believe this is about right and wrong,” Sybrina says in the April 9 cover story. “No one should be shot just because someone else thinks they’re suspicious.”

– Kaydi Poirier

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Ergonomic

Posted at 2:31 AM on April 14, 2012  

naturally like your website but you need to test the spelling on quite a few of your posts. Several of them are rife with spelling issues and I to find it very bothersome to tell the reality then again I will definitely come back again.

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Black kettle says to the black pot...

Posted at 12:53 PM on April 25, 2012  

^ ” [N]aturally [,] [I] like your website [,] but you need to [ utilize spell check more often within] (incorrect grammar)your post. Several of them are [littered] (incorrect word) with spelling issues and I [too] (incorrect spelling) find it very bothersome [.] [T]o [be honest] (incorrect grammar) [,] I will definitely come back again. ”

…Then the black kettle say to the pot “Why are you so black?”

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Cindy

Posted at 8:43 PM on April 11, 2012  

Right is right wrong is wrong. How could you say something like this. And yes we all know that kids are not innocent . But he had no right to killed that kid. You’re senseless no heart God bless you.

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Marie

Posted at 6:12 AM on March 29, 2012  

There is video of George Zimmerman at the police station immediately following the shooting that clearly shows him without any bruising, broken nose or other injury. Once the dispatcher informed Mr. Zimmerman that it wasn’t necessary for him to follow Trayvon he should’ve backed down and waited but he pursued him because he had other things in mind. Also, if Trayvon was the aggressor why wasn’t any of his blood on Mr.Zimmerman since they were supposedly tussling over the weapon and therefore resulting with a close range gunshot to the victims chest? This young mans life was taken because he was profiled, not because he was a threat. It’s a shame that it’s taken so long for anything to be done about it. As his mother said, it is not about race alone but about an unfair judgment being placed against her child. Now his family has lost a loved one and Mr.Zimmerman’s family just may do the same.

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Vicky

Posted at 1:03 AM on March 29, 2012  

If you listened to the 911 call, you distinctly hear the 911 operator, an agent for the police department, tell Zimmerman not to pursue Martin. He says quite clearly, “Are you following him? Zimmerman replies, “Yes”. The operator says, ” We don’t need you to do that.” That’s where Zimmerman’s self-defense claim goes right out the window-he inititaed contact. Also0 released today, eyewitness accounts from the police officers stating that they saw no injuries to Zimmerman. I hope Martin fought back, I hope he fought for his life.

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Vicky

Posted at 3:32 PM on March 28, 2012  

There is no light to shed on the shooter other than this- you can’t go around shooting at people just because you think they look suspicous. It’s called due process of law and every citizen in this country is entitled to it- guilty or innocent. No one has th right to appoint themselves judge, jury, and executioner. It’s a violation of your basic civil rights, your human rights.

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Really?

Posted at 11:48 PM on March 28, 2012  

Ask every gang banger and criminal out there. They don’t mind taking away your right to due process, even if you’d done nothing wrong. Self defense isn’t a trial by killer, it’s self defense.

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Annoyed

Posted at 3:15 PM on March 28, 2012  

I’m so sick of hearing about this kid… there seems to be more to the story than is being told .. im sure this kid wasn’t innocent & did something … NOT that he deserved to die but seriously.. shed some light on the shooters story.. geez

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ridiculous

Posted at 10:21 PM on March 28, 2012  

You have little heart. How would u feel if this is ur child. I have a child who is not always the best behaved and I am appalled by ur comment

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Really?

Posted at 11:45 PM on March 28, 2012  

Then train your child… It’s your responsibility. I know kids aren’t perfect and sometimes they’re going to be a little out there. What are you going to say of they find that it was self defense? That Zimmerman shot the 17 year old while he was on his back getting his head pounded into the ground?

 
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John

Posted at 3:57 AM on March 30, 2012  

if thats how it went down he ll have powder burns..and its proof Zimmermans lying

 
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Jason

Posted at 10:14 PM on July 16, 2013  

If Trayvon was white and George Zimmerman was black, not HISPANIC, we would’ve never hear about it. If people dug a little deeper they would know anti white crimes happen everyday. Unfortunately, the media refuses to report it. What would happen if a group of whites played a knockout on an innocent black man walking down the street?

Wake up America, don’t ignore the problem or this gets worse.

 
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