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Mail Call: From Kristal Brown, toxicology graduate student

Published: Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 21:07

I am deeply disturbed, as everyone is, by the events that occurred with regard to the shooting of Trayvon Martin. However, this is not a race issue. Just because he was of African-American descent does not mean that is the reason he was murdered. Giving a rally the title, “Shoot me I’m black” is certainly no way to protest a law that has nothing to do with race. Trayvon is not the first black man, white man, Asian man, man in general to die needlessly! As soon as you pull out ‘the race card,’ you distract from the issue you are trying to change: a Florida law that allowed a man to kill another man in public under the umbrella of self defense. Shooting a young man just because he was walking around at night is an atrocious crime. Making it into a ‘black and white’ issue when everything in our world is gray is sickening.

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