GUEST ROOM | Using Our Dollars for Change: Cornell Students for Black Lives

In 2012, Trayvon Martin, wearing a grey hoodie, went to the store and purchased an Arizona Watermelon Fruit Juice Cocktail and Skittles. On his way home he was killed by George Zimmerman, who would later be acquitted of all charges. When Martin was killed, I was 12 years old in the sixth grade. To honor his memory, my classmates and I wore hoodies and bought Arizona’s & Skittles from the corner store across the street before school started. Later that day we sat in our middle school lunchroom and discussed the case.