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I don't know whether or not Trayvon was a good kid or not, but I do have to say that he was just a teenager. As a teenager, I can admit, we do really stupid things sometimes. That doesn't mean that we deserve to die.

I'm going to have to use my brother as an example. From about 16-19, he pretty much acted like an idiot. He sold drugs (and probably took them as well) lied to my mom, and got arrested a couple of times. He barely graduated high school. Based on that, it would be easy to write him off as a thug who deserved everything he got. But now, he's not doing any of that stuff anymore, is on his way to university soon, and admits that he pretty much acted crazy during that time.

My point is basically that even though Trayvon isn't blameless, and even though he probably made some regrettable decisions on the day of his death, that doesn't mean that he wasn't a good kid, and that his life would have had no direction. His death is still a loss, and I still believe that Zimmerman isn't innocent, especially since if Zimmerman chose not to follow him, we wouldn't be talking about this right now.

And I don't care what people say, racism is still out there for black people, and pretty much every minority. Those that say otherwise are either naive, or lucky enough to not have to witness/experience it firsthand. The reason why you might say that we pulled out the "black card" is because we saw a teenage boy who could have been one of our brothers, and could have been our sons, who was killed, and received no justice.

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I feel like I'm rambling a bit, so I hope what I just wrote makes sense.

I noticed that you commented on the post, and not directly to my comment. Under the text of a comment, there is the option to reply to someone's comment. If you don't reply like that, most people won't actually know that you replied to them.

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Ohhh I see I'm new to this lol... I'm glad to hear ur brother is now on a better path! And ur right he didn't deserve to die but we must understand it wasn't just a bullet from no where it was self defense and I believe treyvon was on top
And there was enough evidence to prove it... But ur right if he didn't follow him we wouldn't have this convo so Zimmerman isn't innocent and a young kid is dead! Very sad! And I believe in real life justice not justice in the court of law so Zimmerman might be free but life has a funny way of giving people what they deserve! Just look at OJ Simpson!

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Also where I'm from it doesn't matter what color u are but if u look like ur in the wrong neighborhood even just walking around people will notice and will feel threatened its just life I'm middle eastern so don't think I'm a white person who doesn't know much about people racially classifying me cuz I do I get it but we need to be honest everyone does it I even get freaked out when a white homeless guy asks for change so it can happen to everyone

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@rilara
You can look at the case many ways and no one will know what really happened but I don't think it's fair that African Americans busted out the black card on it.... If the kid was such a good kid he could've ran away or just turned around and say hey man I live around the block I'm not causing trouble... But he didn't he chose to fight Zimmerman when push comes to shove my life is more important than yours... Zimmerman isn't right for what he did but I think it's justified by the situation he was in

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I was born in 85 and I was a 90s kid.. You shouldn't be offended if your born in the late nineties and people say your not a nineties kid.. Being a nineties kid means experiencing the moments and remembering them. I remember in 1995 my teacher stopped class and turned on the tv to watch the OJ Simpson trail verdict... Sure you can google it and watch it on YouTube but I lived it and that's what makes u a kid from a specific era! I remember the 80s too bits and pieces but I'm not a 80s kid because I'm born in 85... And I'm not offended by it either.... I also lived the pop years when Britney Spears came out and everyone recorded her baby one more time on a VHS during TRL so they could watch it over and over again... Those were life experiences not just vague memories... So don't say u were a nineties kid if u never used a payphone or woke up early Saturday morning to watch saved by the bell or tied a plaid shirt around ur waist or saw titanic in the movie theaters 5 times or thought johnathan Taylor Thomas was the cutest boy or had Oregon trail day at school or if you can't remember dangerous minds on the radio then sorry u can't call yourself a nineties a kid.... Just be happy with ur life experiences cuz although I was a teenager in 00s I have some of the best memories in that era!

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I was born in 85 and I was a 90s kid.. You shouldn't be offended if your born in the late nineties and people say your not a nineties kid.. Being a nineties kid means experiencing the moments and remembering them. I remember in 1995 my teacher stopped class and turned on the tv to watch the OJ Simpson trail verdict... Sure you can google it and watch it on YouTube but I lived it and that's what makes u a kid from a specific era! I remember the 80s too bits and pieces but I'm not a 80s kid because I'm born in 85... And I'm not offended by it either.... I also lived the pop years when Britney Spears came out and everyone recorded her baby one more time on a VHS during TRL so they could watch it over and over again... Those were life experiences not just vague memories... So don't say u were a nineties kid if u never used a payphone or woke up early Saturday morning to watch saved by the bell or tied a plaid shirt around ur waist or saw titanic in the movie theaters 5 times or thought johnathan Taylor Thomas was the cutest boy or had Oregon trail day at school or if you can't remember dangerous minds on the radio then sorry u can't call yourself a nineties a kid.... Just be happy with ur life experiences cuz although I was a teenager in 00s I have some of the best memories in that era!

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