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George Mason University Offers Class on Trayvon Martin, Misspells His Name

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht
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George Mason University in Virginia announced it will offer a three-credit class this fall called "Race & Politics, Trevon Martin.”

According to Campus Reform, the GMU course will actually cover 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

GMU did not disclose the specifics of the course, but sociology and anthropology professor Rutledge Dennis, who is set to teach the class, has a background in race and ethnic studies. One of his nine books, written with Charles Jarmon, covers “social science perspectives on Afro-Americans.”

Dennis is the former president of the Association of Black Sociologists and is currently the editor of Elsevier Publishing Company's Series on Research in Race and Ethnic Relations.

A heated trial is currently underway in the murder of the 17 year old. Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in 2012. Zimmerman was charged with murder, but his judge is considering the lesser charge of manslaughter. Speculations on whether or not the verdict could cause rioting in African-American communities has been called uninformed and even racist.

Sources: The Daily Caller, Campus Reform