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he family of murdered black teenager Trayvon Martin visited London a week ago to extend their campaign against racism and racial profiling to both sides of the Atlantic. Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton spoke, Friday 11th of May at a public meeting organized by Activists Rising Against Cuts (BARAC) UK in conjunction with Million Hoodies Movement in the USA.
Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton took the stage at the University of London with Doreen Lawrence, the mother of a black British teenager, Stephen Lawrence, who was murdered in a racist attack in London, in 1993. According to msnbc.com World News, with tears in her eyes, Fulton told an audience of journalists, activists, students and others, “I should not be looked at differently because of the color of my skin.”
Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton said they were “humbled” by the support they had received from London and around the world and praised Stephen Lawrence’s parents for their relentless fight against institutional racism.
“The struggle of people like Doreen Lawrence in Britain shows us that as in the USA, there is a problem of racial profiling in society and amongst institutions,” they said.
“We would like to work with people here in London and around the world to help end the scourge of racial injustice across the globe.”
Check out the videos of Trayvon Martin’s parents meeting the black community in London.