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"Trayvoning" Is A New Horrible Trend Where Teenagers Reenact Trayvon Martin's Death Photo

Why?

Posted on July 16, 2013, at 2:27 p.m. ET

"Trayvoning" is a disturbing new social media trend that's been cropping up on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr over the last week or so.

Creepy Ass Cracker

@evil_laurel

Trayvoning

Semiz.â„¢

@KloudView

Trayvoning

A lot of the users doing it are referring to it as a follow-up to a meme like planking or Tebowing.

Michael Medrano

@M_L_M_3

#Trayvoning

Too early or nah? @kylegotjokes #Trayvoning

George W. Kush

@BasedProphet_

Too early or nah? @kylegotjokes #Trayvoning

Local news affiliate Fox 40 in Sacramento picked up the story over the weekend.

RIP The Jon

@JonKendrick_

... RT @MeinTrout: #Trayvoning

Jimmy

@AyoJimb0

Trayvoning

James Shelby, president of the Greater Sacramento Urban League, told Fox 40 that "Trayvoning" is a prime example about why kids need better education about race relations in America.

First there was #planking then there was #tebowing and now there is #Trayvoning

Shawn

@DudeImShawn

First there was #planking then there was #tebowing and now there is #Trayvoning

ȁc@Hold_My_Dixie: Define Trayvoningȁd

Christopher

@Christopoopers

ȁc@Hold_My_Dixie: Define Trayvoningȁd

It's similar to the last controversial selfie trend, Hernandezing, where users would imitate Aaron Hernandez’s arrest photo.

GENE Lemoine

@wubbahlicious

Trayvoning

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.

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