In The Lion and The Lamb: The Trayvon Martin Tragedy, Dr. Eric Gerard Pearman uses metaphors to depict George Michael Zimmerman and Trayvon Benjamin Martin. Zimmerman is portrayed as a "lion" because he decided to stalk his prey rather than stay in his vehicle. Trayvon, on the other hand, is represented as a "lamb" because of a nonaggressive persona while fleeing from an overpowering predator.
The Lion and The Lamb is written as a tribute to Trayvon Martin. This book seeks to highlight those positive attributes that the electronic media continues to negate in its coverage of his life. Furthermore, it is my sincere hope that this book contributes to a much needed discussion that is open and honest on race relations and the negative perception that the media continues to play in the overall destruction of the African American male.