The hoodie that unarmed teen, Trayvon Martin wore the night he lost his life to self-proclaimed neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman, has become a symbol of justice for the slain teen. Many people have chosen to don hoodies in memory of Martin, on a continued quest for justice. Celebrities like Jamie Foxx, Diddy and more keep Trayvon’s memory current by wearing hoodies.
Students at Carrick High School in Pittsburgh also wanted to join in on supporting Martin and planned to honor his memory during school spirit week with Trayvon Martin Day, where they would wear hoodies. Parents caught wind of the theme and immediately voiced their outrage, cancelling the students’ plans to celebrate Trayvon Martin Day.
Huffington Post is reporting that parents were concerned, one parent claiming, “I am a little worried about that with the different people, how they’re going to react.” One student emphasized the importance of the day to a news reporter, saying, “Is George Zimmerman in jail yet?” To which the reporter responds, “No,” prompting the student to respond, “That’s why.”
But the importance of the day was of no concern for the parents and school’s authorities. Trayvon Martin Day was changed to a different theme to celebrate school spirit–Pirate Baseball Day or Bucco Day. Javon Jordon, a Black student at the school who is also on on the homecoming committee claimed Bucco day was the best compromise, “We just used Bucco day to put everybody together as a whole.”
Carrick’s principal proudly stated that the decision to change Trayvon Martin Day to Bucco Day showed a lot of “maturity.” SMH. I totally agree that this was a mature decision, but these kids were forced to give up their support of a national symbol that represents them too. It bothers me that these kids can’t even support a cause while showing school spirit and solidarity.
Do you think Trayvon Martin Day should have been cancelled? Let’s chat @Rhapsodani
LIKE HelloBeautiful On Facebook!
Also On HelloBeautiful:
Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"