What If Trayvon Was Standing His Ground?

If the roles were reversed, one wonders if a black teen could have killed and claimed self-defense.

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Sad for the city of Sanford? The police department? What about the Martin family? The fact that Lee doesn't even consider their pain, their sadness, tells you all you need to know about how he feels.

New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow details how Martin's parents found out about their son. His unidentified body was brought to the medical examiner's office and tagged as a John Doe. In the eyes of the system, Martin was just another dead black teenager.

The Stand Your Ground law says that potential crime victims have the right to stick up for themselves. Who is going to stick up for Trayvon Martin?

Genetta M. Adams is a regular contributor to The Root.

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