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There are few controversies that get a response from the president of the United States, but the entire country seems to be in an uproar over the slaying of a 17-year-old, unarmed, African American. Communities (coincidentally in the lower tax bracket) became enraged at the tragedy as if it were the only to have happened in the United States history, but now there is a debate on the basis of the protests in their entirety.
When the media first covered the issue they released a photo of the victim which depicted him as innocent, young and of course unarmed; juxtaposed to this picture was that of Zimmerman who was only lucky enough to get a mug shot to depict his part in the incident. Barack Obama even took the time to comment on the issue, saying that if he had a son, he would look just like Trayvon Martin, giving all the more fuel to the media. Well it doesn’t take a social psychologist to tell you that when you add an innocent black child with an unappealing Hispanic killer and multiply it by the media, you get a full on race war or at least that’s what people want it to be.