Trayvon Wasn’t the Only Victim of Racial Profiling

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Trayvon Martin Targeted 

Walking while Black is not a crime, but it’s enough to get you killed if you’re 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. On February 26, the honor student was killed by community watch volunteer George Zimmerman on his way home from a local 7-Eleven store in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman told police the Black teen looked “suspicious, but critics of the shooting say Trayvon was racially profiled by Zimmerman and question how suspicious a teen holding only a bag of Skittles and a can of iced tea can look. Trayvon was not the first African-American to fall victim to racial profiling, however. BET.com takes a look back at a problem that has plagued minority communities for years. –Danielle Wright

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