Why are white protestors largely missing in action at the Trayvon Martin rallies?
Across America, thousands of protestors are attending rallies for Martin, the 17-year-old black teen who was shot to death on February 26 by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Florida. Even in Toronto, Canada and as far away as London, England, where racial profiling also occurs, demonstrators sported hoodies and demanded justice for Martin in front of the U.S. Embassy.
For people of all backgrounds in this country, Trayvon's death is striking a nerve. Over 2 million people have signed a petition on Change.org demanding justice -- a petition started by a Kevin Cunningham, a white man who studied law at historically black Howard University.And to be sure, many non-black people are attending the rallies. But it is worth noting that while blacks are anywhere from 12 to 33 percent of the population in the communities holding these rallies, 90 percent of the protestors appear to be black, based on media observations.
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