Tag: Trayvon Martin
My heart goes out to Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton and Trayvon’s brother today. Trayvon would have been 19, which is a lot more mature than George Zimmerman’s life decisions. The lives of black boys and men mean so little in this country. It’s disgusting. Now someone trying to profit from it, which is worse.
For those who don’t understand, blackface has roots in the minstrel show, which was when white people would put on black face and depict black people as happy-go-lucky, blundering, idiotic, buffoonish caricatures who always had a happy song o’ cheer on their lips, no matter how hard life was for them. Do you get it? Black people were things and not people. This is what you’re subconsciously doing to us again – you’re making us things and not people while you get to go home, take off the makeup, and return to being a full 100% human being.
HRH King Juan Carlos I, Your Majesty, I come bearing a special request. Could you see to it that Spain retakes Florida? Please? On behalf of the United States of America, I implore you to forgive us for our transgression of negotiating Florida’s land for letting go of Texas. We got Texas in the end, […]
HAPPY FRIDAY! This week: The U.S. Senate avoids filibuster reform and allows a LOT of Obama nominees into top government jobs. Pat Robertson feels that gay people should try to be straight because that worked out so well for them the first time around? *eye roll* Finally, George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin and the prosecution […]
Spain, come collect your land, please. Florida has got to go. George Zimmerman got off scot-free for killing an unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin, after suspecting him of being up to no good so much that Zimmerman called 911, pursued Trayvon (while carrying a loaded gun, which he wasn’t supposed to have on him in his capacity as Neighborhood watchman), ignored the […]
This is the face of a friend. This is the face of Trayvon Martin’s friend, Rachel Jeantel. When we first met her (Wednesday June 26, 2013), Rachel appeared to not take too kindly to being summoned to court. There were jokes about her wanting to make a 4 p.m. hair appointment and already being “over […]
I listened to On Point yesterday on NPR and got mad when they were covering the Trayvon Martin case. This woman said that Zimmerman’s voice sounded so scared on the call with 911 and she said that he’ll probably use the “I was scared” defense for his actions. She also mentioned that Trayvon was in […]
I was a victim of it in 2010 (and at other times, but I’m referring to this one incident), but fortunately there was a handgun ban in DC and someone wasn’t trigger-happy with my “suspicious behavior”. Trayvon Martin was killed in cold blood while walking back from a convenience store with a soda and Skittles […]