Trayvon Martin’s Birthdate February 5
I write today with the knowledge that Trayvon Martin’s birthday is coming up on February 5. He would have turned 18. He was killed on February 26, 2012 just shortly after turning 17. Sabrina Fulton said “He’s my son, but he’s your son too”. Her words echo in my head everyday. We have marched, petitioned, and blogged for Trayvon Martin. He undoubtedly became our son too. We, as the general public, have seen much violence being used against our children of any color. We want our children to LIVE longer than us and not be killed walking home with some snacks, or while sitting in a classroom.
We can only imagine what pain and sorrow the family has to endure to not have their child for Thanksgiving, then Christmas, and now his Birthday; a date that to some is just a date.
We, as the extended family of Trayvon Martin, will not forget that date: February 5. We, as the extended family of Trayvon, will not let justice slip away either.
Trayvon Martin in his own way continues to live through us and with us. The idea of his name living on is not understandable to the defense lawyers, George Zimmerman supporters and the like. They will never understand that Trayvon represents a “Stop what the hell is going on in America moment in history”. It is so sad that in these United States we are going back in time, instead of going forward.
It is without a doubt that more and more young black men are targeted by Police, Laws, Schools and people who think people of color have no rights whatsoever.
This is why we shall not forget Trayvon Martin’s birthday nor the date of his death.
Posted on 01/18/2013, in Justice For Trayvon, Trayvon Martin and tagged birthday, BlushedBrown, George Zimmerman, justice, profiling, Sybrina Fulton, Tracy Martin, Trayvon Martin. Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.