by President Barack Obama


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This week in class, we’re reading "President Obama's Remarks on Trayvon Martin Ruling" by President Barack Obama.

On the evening of February 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin, a 17-year old African American boy from Florida, was fatally shot by a George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer. Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder and was found “not guilty” by a jury in July of 2013. These are the remarks of President Barack Obama after the trial.

As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Prejudice & Discrimination as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :

"What are the effects of prejudice?"

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