‘We Are Not Trayvon Martin’ Tumblr Explores White Privilege

Because not everyone faces the same danger.

By Jamilah King Jul 15, 2013

From the new We Are Not Trayvon Martin Tumblr:

I am not Trayvon Martin. I am a 22 year old upper class white female. I have red hair and a trust fund. I speed on the freeway, and have never been ticketed. When I walk on the street, men offer to drive me home. Police officers smile and wave. Everyday, people trust me with their children.

They do not know that 2 years ago, I daily transported heroin across state lines. I could be in prison, just like any other junkie. I am not Trayvon Martin, but was the person he was suspected of being.