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Martin’s death sparks soul-searching in Roxbury

They see themselves in the images of Trayvon Martin that stare from television and computer screens. They relate to the sting of being “suspicious’’ for doing little else than just being themselves and they worry that their accommodations to the fears of others won’t be enough to keep them safe - or alive.

“Who’s next?’’ wondered senior Sarah Shephard, whose sentiment was shared by her peers at New Mission High, a small Boston school tucked among colorful Victorian-style homes 1,300 miles from where Martin, an unarmed black Florida teen, was gunned down by a neighborhood watch captain who said the teen appeared to be up to no good.

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