Source: Michael Auslen / USA Today
One school music director’s commentary about the not guilty verdict in George Zimmerman’s trial last weekend has gone viral.
Titled “I am not Trayvon Martin,” the Facebook status by Bob Seay of Lamar, Colo., has become a rallying cry for some who are upset with the verdict but don’t identify personally with Martin, who was fatally shot the night of Feb. 26, 2012, in Sanford, Fla.
Since it was posted Sunday morning, it has been shared more than 50,000 times and liked by more than 116,000 Facebook users, as well as picked up by the Huffington Post.
“You don’t have to be Trayvon Martin to know this is wrong. You don’t have to be black, or young, or a ‘troubled student’ or a pot smoker to know this was murder. And you don’t have to be the parent of Trayvon Martin to know this was a gross miscarriage of justice,” Seay’s post reads.
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