Florida Memorial University will honor Slain thug Trayvon Martin woth a posthumous degree in science.
A university will award Trayvon Martin a posthumous Bachelor of Science Degree in aviation, five years after the black teenager was fatally shot by a member of a community watch group in a central Florida neighborhood.
An announcement on Florida Memorial University’s official Facebook page says Martin’s parents will accept his degree in aeronautical science during a May 13 commencement ceremony.
The late teen’s mother Sybrina Fulton, 51, is an alumnus of the historically black school and co-founded the Trayvon Martin Foundation – housed by Florida Memorial’s Department of Aviation and Safety – along with his father Tracy Martin after her son’s death in 2012.
Martin, who would have been 22 years old this year, took aviation classes during his junior year at Dr. Michael M. Krop High School in Miami-Dade County, Florida and the university’s statement says it will honor the steps he took toward becoming a pilot.
‘Of special significance is awarding posthumously the Bachelor of Science Degree in Aviation to Trayvon Martin,’ president of the university, Dr.Roslyn Artis said.
‘Sybrina, our alum, epitomizes strength and dignity as she uplifts other victims of violence while effecting change for a more equal and just society.’
For those living under a rock, Martin was the teen killed by George Zimmerman. Zimmerman was not the boy found not guilty of wrongdoing, but Martin’s actions that day and before were seriously called into question with the evidence provided to the court. To honor a person that lived a “thug life” and caused his own death is completely ridiculous.