Trayvon Martin’s Mother to Utah Audience: ‘Don’t Think for One Second Racial Profiling Doesn’t Happen’
Sabrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother, told a Utah audience today,
“Don’t think for a moment that racial profiling doesn’t happen.”
Fulton says she speaks out today because that’s what Trayvon would want her to do.
Her son Trayvon was gunned down in Florida. Racial profiling never entered into the court case.
The UPI reported:
Sybrina Fulton, who’s 17-year-old son Trayvon Martin was shot by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in 2012, visited the University of Utah on Thursday to discuss racial profiling.
Hundreds attended the Martin Luther King Week event, in which Fulton said that an “upside” to her son’s death was the “opportunity to save someone else’s child.”
“Don’t think for one second racial profiling doesn’t happen. Don’t think for one minute even in your community of Salt Lake City it doesn’t happen,” she said. “Racism is still alive. Racial profiling is still alive. Injustice is still alive.”
Fulton said that the circumstances of her son’s death — he was wearing a hoodie when Zimmerman shot him — applied all over the country.