The Volcano People, And The Water People

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The night of February 26, 2012 a 17-year-old African American male shot and killed by a 28 year old Hispanic male. This unfortunate event shaped the world and opened the eyes for so many people today. The world opened its eyes and became more aware of the unfortunate events that occur on a day to day basis that we are not always informed on. Most think they are living in a world where discrimination and racism is no longer a factor, but this poem after Trayvon Martin shows otherwise. Furthermore, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, the author who has a PhD in Literature & Creative Writing at the University of Utah, where is currently an assistant Professor of English. She wrote this poem after the death of Trayvon Martin in dedication to his life.…show more content…
Zimmerman targeted Martin because he was black and racism is a factor in a lot of the problems the United States has not, mainly with the police brutality. Most will say the African-American community do not get a break constantly judged time and time again and not given an equal opportunity. The last topic I will further discuss is death. Death is an experience that everyone at some point has to experience that is life; however racism and prejudice are main components in the decrease in the African American community. Those two ideas led up to death and the way people think they have to defend themselves and the only way is to kill an innocent person. Trayvon Martin did not deserve to the way he was taken away from his family; for absolutely nothing it is unfair and justice should have been served in the case. Consequently, In the poem Skittles for Trayvon: A Diminishing Suite in Verse by Lillian Bertram examine fear through the late Trayvon Martin 's experience with prejudice, racism and ultimately death and the effect it has on the African-American community. First of all, prejudice is a basing a preconceived opinion or idea not based on reason or even real life experience. In stanza 6, Singing Boy is doing what he is best known for while walking back from the market with teas and candies, after a long day. He is so busy singing that he does not even realize he is trailing into a non friendly area. According to Bertram, she states, “Lost in
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