That bullet in his chest, Trayvon Martin deserved that
Trayvon Martin was an African-American teenager who was shot by local neighborhood watch coordinator George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida in February, 2012. Though exact circumstances and motivations surrounding the shooting are still in dispute, the gist of the story is that Zimmerman saw Martin walking through the neighborhood, felt he was suspicious, and followed him, carrying a handgun with him; some type of confrontation occurred, and when the smoke cleared, Martin had been killed. The teenager was unarmed and was visiting his father. Many in the public were outraged at Martin’s killing and accused Zimmerman of acting recklessly out of racism, though he claims he was defending himself. Zimmerman has been charged with 2nd Degree Murder and is currently awaiting trial.
Bless is sarcastically positing that — contrary to much of popular opinion — especially in the African-American community — Martin was in some way responsible for his shooting. The next lines would seem to imply part of this fault lay in his choice of clothing.
Martin and Zimmerman
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