Trayvon Martin’s Story Resonates with Young, Black Men in Madison
The country is buzzing with talk about racial profiling since the acquittal Saturday of George Zimmerman in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida.
Here in Madison, 19-year-old Marshaun Hall says while he doesn’t feel particularly unsafe as a young, African-American man, he is aware of heightened scrutiny.“I do feel a tension in the air that a white person might feel unsafe in my presence,” Hall says. “If I walk around at night, I’m cautious in what I do to make sure they feel comfortable. I shouldn’t have to do that.” Read the complete article