Trayvon Martin

February 24, 2014 - 9:01am
Dr. Brittney Cooper, a professor of women's and gender studies and African studies, encouraged students to fight injustices and ask questions in an event for Black History Month.

A scholar of black women’s intellectual history and thought explained the struggles blacks and women are currently facing and ways to fight injustice in a speech for Black History Month Thursday night.

Dr. Brittney Cooper, an assistant professor of women’s and gender studies and African studies at Rutgers University, urged students not to accept the status quo and to fight for the big questions. “If you see a good fight, get in it,” she said.

June 18, 2012 - 4:22am
In the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting, Syracuse students and residents describe how it feels to be racially profiled.

The death of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager who was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Fla., sparked a national conversation about race and justice in America.

March 26, 2012 - 9:08pm
More than 100 students stood on the steps of Hendricks Chapel to show support for Trayvon Martin, a slain Florida teenager.

More than 100 students and faculty shivered through Monday night's windy 30-degree weather in hooded sweatshirts to rally on the quad in support of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed 17 year old who was shot and killed a month ago by self-appointed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla.