Los Angeles After Trayvon

Tuesday afternoon, South L.A. Five African-American teen-agers waited by a fence, twenty feet high and barbed, outside Dorsey High School—football players, early for practice. Darlington, who starts his junior year in the fall, shaded his eyes with his hand. “I did a walk on Sunday,” he said quietly. “It was calm. I wanted to show my respect for Trayvon.” He said he was seventeen, the same age Trayvon Martin was when he was shot dead last year by George Zimmerman in a gated community in Sanford, Florida.