I am sure you are all familiar with the Trayvon Martin case. This weeks On the Media episode focused on the reason to why a case such as this did not become ubiquitous until this past week. Trymaine Lee, a journalist from Huffington Post states and I agree, that this situation deals with complications of racist stereotype. Unfortunately on it’s surface many local television reporters put this case in the category of just another killing. Not until the basic details arose did this case start to become so shocking.
It’s sad to see that ONLY 3 black journalist dedicated their time to make sure this story got national attention while in any other case many would have jumped on the band wagon. Trymaine concludes the story by stating that many black males see a little piece of themselves in Trayvon; I couldn’t agree any more. The reality of the situation is that the color of your skin will always play a crucial role on how others view you.