originally by: INQUISITR
published: 17 January 2014
Trayvon Martin’s parents attended a discussion on racial profiling at the University of Utah on Thursday. The back of Dennis Barrett’s shirt read:
Hoody… $35. Skittles + Iced Tea… $2.65. Trayvon’s Life… PRICELESS. I AM TRAYVON MARTIN.
Trayvon’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, was invited to speak at the University’s 30th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Fulton addressed the packed room explaining how the loss of her son has affected her life:
“You could not have gotten any more average than my family. I was the average person, but through powers unforeseen to me there was a message… that said there is something wrong with the United States.”
She continued to speak poignantly and painfully about the wider effects of his death.