Why Running For Political Office Could Be On The Horizon For The Parents Of Trayvon Martin

As the fifth year anniversary of Trayvon Martin's death approaches, his parents fear that the political forefront is going to reverse any growth brought to light in regards to racial injustice.

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Photo Credit: Photo: All Black Media

| January 30 2017,

2:30 pm

As the fifth year anniversary of Trayvon Martin's death approaches, his parents fear that the political forefront is going to reverse any growth brought to light in regards to racial injustice. 

Tracy Martin, Trayvon's father, feels as though the new political forces are going to make it easier for violence against minorities to be justified. He said to Capital Download, " You have those that are for uniting the country and you have those that want to be apart. And what this new presidency does, it takes those that want to be apart and it puts them right in the position where they can say, 'we'll change the laws, and we'll make it tougher.'"

Though they look at future progress with hesitation, they know that Trayvon's death was not in vein as it sparked nation conversation about racial injustice and discrimination. Their new book, Rest in Power, covers their journey after the shooting and well into today's marches and protests sparked by the election and such. 

Now, both parents are looking at engaging more in politics by adding themselves to the equation. In regards to running for political offices, Trayvon 's mother Sabrina Fulton said, "That's something I am considering for myself and also for Tracy."

For Trayvon's family, the pain is still very raw. It feels like only weeks ago, rather than five years, when they received the devastating phone call. As they still cope with recovering, it seems as though the country still has some room left for improvement, as many families are still being put in these situations without any justice.

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