Monday, March 26, 2012
I Am Trayvon Martin
George Zimmerman thought this Trayvon Martin issue would "just blow over". And with that logic Zimmerman continues to show how revoltingly ignorant he really is, most racists are. Yes he is a racist, despite what his father says about his own ethnicity. Minorities can be racist too. When you profile a young man because he is wearing a hoodie, call him a f-ing coon under your breath while following him and gunning him down, it will not just blow over. African Americans are sick and tired of this. We are living in 2012 not 1955 where another young Black teen lost his life for daring to look at a white girl.
In George Zimmerman's tiny world the premeditated killing of a Black teen may be just another statistic that isn't worthy of media attention, but not when said teen is unarmed, minding his own business, and trying to bring a pack of Skittles back to his younger brother and watch the rest of the NBA All-Star game.
I love that 30,000 people rallied in Sanford, Florida. I love that pastors in churches wore hoodies over their Sunday's best. I love that LeBron James and Dwyane Wade did not hide behind some sort of carefully crafted image and made a statement on a controversial issue, something that Michael Jordan never did.
I do not like Geraldo Rivera blaming the hoodie for Trayvon's murder. Look at photos of Trayvon Martin. It is hard for me to believe that he posed a threat to anyone. Why is Geraldo still being given a voice to speak on anything? Are we still in the 80s? Kudos to his son Gabriel for having some sense.
Trayvon Martin could be any of our young Black men. He could be the Black fathers who like to wear hoodies on a chilly day while walking (such as myself). The George Zimmerman's of the world must be stopped. He must be punished. If he is Hispanic, he is a minority and he should know better.
So no, George, this will not blow over. We will continue to fight for justice in the senseless killing of another young Black man before he could reach his potential. We will protest and march and rally and make statements and blog until you Mr. Zimmerman are arrested and serve hard time for your gutless action.
It is not a crime to be Black. People like you who assume the worst of all Black people is why I fear for the safety of my five year old once he becomes a teenager. Luckily that time is more than five years away, but there are other Black teens who are in the crosshairs of maniacs with a vendetta. While these people still exist, the movement for justice needs to continue. For that reason I (pictured above) am Trayvon Martin.