The aftermath of the George Zimmerman trial left many feeling confused and unsettled. Adding to the emotion was some lingering misinformation related to the tragic shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin that says more about our culture than it does about the people involved in the case.
Photos mistakenly identified as the slain teen have circulated widely this month, and not for the first time. One making the rounds is actually of a rap artist in his 30s; another is of a teen with a similar name. The claim attached to these and other fake photos purportedly of Martin online suggest that the media suppressed the truth and that the public, who only got to see the sweet, smiling (actual) photo of Martin, was misled.
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Garcia is CEO of Texans Care for Children.