Female College Students Give Their Opinions on the Trayvon Martin Case


“I think it’s fucked up, because you never hear about those things happening to white people or anybody else. Even among other minorites, [blacks are] getting looked at like we’re shady. Other minorites look at white people like nothing is wrong, but they look at us funny—and they’re in the same boat as us! We’re getting killed in the street, and people don’t even know about that! I just heard about [Trayvon Martin] because someone tagged me in it on Facebook. If [my friend] didn’t tag me in it, I wouldn’t have known. The media doesn’t want that to get out. They don’t want people to know about it! Sorry, that’s how I feel.”—Chloe Buckner, 20, Pace University