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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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