In support of the Trayvon Martin case, URI students walked and protested. NBC10 and a few other media names showed up to capture the story. I’m glad the turn out was good, and I hope justice for Trayvon is served.
“Everyone should have equal rights to everything. What happened was a tragic event and no one should have to go through that,” said URI student Jasmine Molina.
“Just because people dress a certain way or talk a certain kind of way, you can’t really judge them based off that. I wear a hoodie everyday and I’m a civil engineering student about to graduate,” said URI student Hakeem Ottun.
“The hoodie, I never knew that made you look suspicious. I didn’t know that was a thing. I don’t think I look suspicious now,” said URI student Kabir Lambo.
And it’s not just about clothing.
“It’s almost dangerous to be black and walking around. It’s sad and an unfortunate situation but it’s been like that for a long time. It’s something we don’t like to talk about but need to talk about,” Lambo said.