Yesterday (August 3rd), people from the Aboriginal Community in Redfern hosted a ‘Stand and Unite’ demonstration in support of Trayvon Martin and in protest against racial profiling (and racism generally). People from diverse backgrounds wore hoodies in solidarity with Trayvon and to express their shock at Trayvon’s murderer recently being acquitted. There were some inspiring speeches – parents in particular speaking about how they want their children to grow up peacefully and safely.

Here is how the New York Times reported the acquittal of Trayvon’s killer –

“That child had every right to do what he was doing, walking home,” said John Guy, a prosecutor in the case. “That child had every right to be afraid of a strange man following him, first in his car and then on foot. And did that child not have the right to defend himself from that strange man?”