As to comments about if the person was a white male, walking through a neighborhood like Trayvon Martin did, would he be confronted? I think he would.
I live in an upscale, predominantly black neighborhood. I am white. This neighborhood has had several robberies in the past. We do not like solicitors coming to our doors nor do we like to see people wandering through the properties. I saw a young man walking from behind one house as I was driving home. I watched him go to a few doors.
I asked him what he was doing. He said he was looking for donations. I asked for what organization and he couldn't answer. I said if I had called the police would he stay or would he run. He then ran. I called the police. The dispatcher gathered the information and told me to stop following him. I did not comply because he would be gone by the time the police arrived. He hid behind parked cars and jumped in front of my car. I stepped on the brakes and he kept jumping from side to side in front of my car. I stepped on the gas and he had to get out of the way. The police came and talked with him and then to me. The police let him go. When I told a neighbor who is black about this, she asked me if the person was black or white. The color of this person never entered my mind until she asked. The person I chased was a young white male. Now, I ask you, who made this racial?