Can We Learn From The Trayvon Martin Incident?
Trayvon Martin and the power of a single action!
A routine outing to the local convenience store that many people do every day and not give a second thought to, turns ugly. How many of us have uttered the words “I’m going to run to the store quick, I’ll be right back”?
We do this with the intention of returning promptly without concern for our safety or the threat of harm. For Trayvon Martin, the quick run to the store turned into an event that has brought to light serious questions about how we view each other as human beings.
Trayvon Martin was only 17 when a shooting incident took his life.
The man accused of shooting him is a ‘neighborhood watch captain’ in a town just outside of Orlando, Florida.
I’m not going to speculate on how this could have happened, I’m not going to rant and rave about everyone’s right to bear arms much less a concealed weapon. I’m not going to complain about the people who are doing their jobs to bring justice to this incident.
What I am going to propose to you is this: Imagine yourself this boys age and your visiting your grandparents. It’s a place you’ve come to know quite well growing up. The smells, the feeling you get when they greet you and the sense of security you have while you’re their. You ask if you can run down to the store to get some candy. A place that you know the route by heart because when you were younger they would walk with you.
Now at any point and time while you were reading this did a moment of apprehension ever enter your mind?