The test of economics Essay examples

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Throughout the summer there were several important current events being covered. The one that I found most intriguing was the Trayvon Martin case. The fatal shooting of Trayvon took place on the night of February 26th 2012. There are always two sides to each story, however this shooting was in my eyes one sided. It was just flat out wrong. On the night of February 26th George Zimmerman gunned down a seventeen-year-old African American high school student, Trayvon Martin. George Zimmerman a 28-year-old Hispanic male was the neighborhood watch coordinator for a gated community where Trayvon was temporarily staying and where the shooting took place. Prior to the shooting of Trayvon, within the time period from January 1st to February 26th, there were 402 phone calls made to the police from people staying in the Twin Lakes gated community. In the year prior to Trayvon’s death there was an accumulation of eight burglaries, nine thefts, and one shooting. Thus causing an outbreak of fear within the Twin Lakes gated community. During the six months leading up to the shooting, Zimmerman called the non-emergency police line seven times. On five of those occasions Zimmerman reported suspicious looking men in the area, but never once gave the dispatcher the race of the suspicious men before being asked. The evening of January 26th , Zimmerman observed Martin as he returned to the Twin Lakes community returning from a nearby convenience store. He called in what he considered to be a suspicious person in the Twin Lakes community. After Zimmerman ended the phone call a violent encounter took place between Martin and Zimmerman that tragically ended in Zimmerman gunning down Martin. Unfortunately, Trayvon’s death in my eyes was just another example of racial profiling that goes on in our country. Going back a couple hundreds years, our country thought of different colored skinned people to be “animals”, however, everyone is created equal, the color of your skin does not determine what kind of person you are. This was not the case during the days of slavery. We looked down on others and used force to have them as our servants. Many people believe that over the years things have changed and gotten better, but that is just not the case. People still look down on the black community and think we are “better” than they are. Additionally, some believe that inner city residents of Hispanic communities are subjected to racial profiling because of theories such as “gang suppression model”. The “gang suppression