Trayvon Martin Day at Elementary School

A D.C. elementary school recently declared a “Trayvon Martin Day,” handing out iced tea and skittles to bring attention to the shooting of Trayvon Martin in Florida.

In an effort to better educate students and their parents about race relations and social injustice, a D.C. elementary school has declared Friday “Trayvon Martin Day.”

Teachers at Malcolm X Elementary in Southeast are using the unfolding case and the story surrounding Martin as part of their “Let’s Keep Our Children Safe” seminar.

Malcolm X Elementary Principal J. Harrison Coleman says that she hopes the lesson will help reduce the needless violence and bullying in the community.

While the teachers are using the Trayvon Martin brand to promote safety and a reduction in needless violence, they fail to mention that Trayvon Martin was involved in needless violence himself. As can be seen in the video below.

The full video report of “Trayvon Martin Day” can be seen below.

Something tells me there are probably better ways to promote safety and reduction of needless violence.

-Eric Odom