Officials at an HBCU in Georgia are investigating a student’s allegation that a professor trivialized the killing of Trayvon Martin by asking the student to remove a hoodie sweater because they weren’t going out for “skittles” and “sweet tea.”
In a Twitter thread that went viral this week, a student, identified as Janei Dortilus, accused a professor at Fort Valley State University of making light of the situation, dishonoring Martin.
My professor just said “Take your hoodie off… you’re not going for skittles and sweet tea”….. I’m speechless.
— Janei✨ (@janeithedoll) February 15, 2021
Martin was gunned down in February 2012 by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who ignored police orders to stop pursuing the teen and was ultimately acquitted of charges due to Florida’s “stand your ground” law, CNN reported. The unarmed 17-year-old was found carrying only an Arizona Iced Tea and a pack of Skittles candy.