Trayvon Martin

Pop quiz, which of these men is still alive, Abner Louima or Amadou Diallo? Which country was not hit by an earthquake in 2011, Japan, Haiti or Turkey? No worries, while Trayvon Martin’s killing was a tragedy, as were the 16 civilians, 9 of them children, methodically killed by an Army sergeant, some events just make it easier to take a side, and call for justice; especially when participation is conveniently catered to one’s interests, popular among peers, and currently in constant rotation. I jump bandwagons as well, even shifted my allegiance from the New York Jets to the New York Giants just in time to win myself a Super Bowl; already skipped the hooded sweatshirt craze to look for a hijab in memorial of Shaima Alawadi. Pop quiz answers: Abner Louima, and every country listed, including Turkey, was significantly ravaged by an earthquake in 2011. Everyone accept my condolences. For extra credit, how many states have prominently upheld the stand-your-ground laws for decades?

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