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The Parents of Trayvon Martin Are Experiencing the Worst Fear of Every Black Family

Sybrina Fulton comes face to face with her son's murderer while getting grilled over whether her son deserved to get killed.

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It's all just excruciating to watch. My heart breaks for Trayvon's parents and watching them in court this week has brought all of my fears of being the parent of a Black male to light. We've watched them look at a picture of their son's dead, bloody body sprawled out on the Florida pavement. We've watched Trayvon's mother struggle to compose herself while hearing her son's last screams.

As my son gets older and out into the world, I'll always have the memories of Trayvon and his parents. And the fear that one day, America will put us through what the Martin family is enduring.


David Dennis, Jr is creative director at The Smoking Section and a freelance writer. He's a Davidson College alum who lives in New Orleans.

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