- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 14, 2013

A bizarre form of protest in support of Trayvon Martin has resurfaced in an Internet meme, dubbed “Trayvoning,” in which people post pictures imitating the teen by posing as a dead body lying next to a bag of Skittles and a can of iced tea.

“While the enlightened people of the world black out their social media avatars in support of Trayvon Martin,” Global Grind wrote in response to the trend, “the less sensitive bring back the ‘Trayvoning’ trend that took over the internet last year, proving once again that we have a long way to go. And more than that, we understand if you’ve lost all hope for humanity.”

James Shelby, president of the Greater Sacramento Urban League, said the answer to discourage such insensitive trending is more education.


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“We need more conversations in homes about how we can all get along better. In turn, our kids are educated in things we shouldn’t do,” Mr. Shelby told Fox 40.