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FAMU Makes Trayvon Martin’s Father Captain of Football Team

by Robert Littal | Posted on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
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The part that will always bother me about the Trayvon Martin tragedy is that the 911 Operator told George Zimmerman not to approach the kid.

Regardless if you think Zimmerman acted in self-defense or whatever stereotypes you have about young black men in hoodies, the fact is if Zimmerman would have just followed orders, all of this would have been avoided.

What happened after that we will never know because Trayvon isn’t alive to tell his side of the story, but what we do know is this.  The reasons Zimmerman approached Trayvon or was concerned about him being in the neighborhood has a lot to do with why we still have a long way to go in race relations in our society.

Nice thing that FAMU is doing for his father.

The Florida A&M Rattlers have named Trayvon Martin’s father an honorary captain after a moving speech he gave the team on Sunday, coach Earl Holmes told the Orlando Sentinel.

Tracy Martin will perform the pregame coin toss for FAMU’s season opener against Mississippi Valley State on Sept. 1, as part of the honors, the Orlando newspaper reported.

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