Thursday, March 29, 2012

Webcomic Reimagines Shooting Victim Trayvon Martin As Spider-Man

I just read a real good summary of the Trayvon Martin case.

One of the most ridiculous details from the tragic shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is that his George Zimmerman – who shot Martin in what he claims was self-defense — felt threatened because Martin was wearing a hoodie. The youth didn’t appear to have a weapon or to be acting in a threatening manner, and yet Zimmerman racially profiled him all the same.

A recent web comic strip spotlight how silly it is to judge a person by solely their outward appearance. We all do it, unfortunately. Maybe Trayvon Martin might still be alive had Zimmerman not done that.


Tor.com noticed this strip from webcomic Let’s Be Friends Again, which draws on half-black, half-Latino Spider-Man Miles Morales to drive home the point that you never know what kind of person is beneath a hoodie.
And it could very well be that more often the stranger is a good guy instead of a threat.



Webcomic Reimagines Shooting Victim Trayvon Martin As Spider-Man

5 comments:

  1. Where in the recording does Zimmerman say he feels threatened because Martin was wearing a hoodie?

    The only reference I could find to a hoodie was here...

    Dispatcher: "Did you see what he's wearing?"
    Zimmerman: "Yeah. A dark hoodie, like a gray hoodie, and either jeans or sweatpants and white tennis shoes..."

    When did Zimmerman racially profile him?

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  2. Zimmerman said that he thought Trayvon looked suspicious based on his race and what he was wearing. Aside from that what was Trayvon doing? He was walking home and talking on his cell phone. Textbook racial profiling.

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  3. dam thats all bad gettn shot cuhz yuh got a hoodie on i wish a m.f. would

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