Skip to comments.Trayvon Martin and race: Humans can't make progress until we move past stereotypes and prejudice
Posted on 04/30/2012 12:05:10 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Trayvon Martin did not deserve to die. Everyone has heard the story of the 17-year-old black kid who was walking home from a Florida gas station, when he was shot dead by a self-appointed neighborhood watchman. Zimmerman wasnt arrested until recently, since he was protected by Floridas "Stand Your Ground" law, which states that its all right to kill someone if they confront you. George Zimmerman claims that Martin attacked him.
Im a white kid, so some may argue that the gravity of the situation is somewhat lost on me, but its not. Im a firm believer in the fact that every person is considered a person, no matter what they look like, or where theyre from. Ive lived in Syracuse for my entire life and thanks to the schools that I go to, I have lived with an unbelievable amount of diversity every single day.
There is no doubt in my mind that this was a racially motivated murder. If it had been a white girl, Zimmerman wouldve been in jail so fast -- although, he probably wouldnt have shot in the first place. Even if Martin really did attack Zimmerman, the fact remains that Zimmerman followed the unarmed kid with a gun. If Martin had a gun, he wouldve been completely within his rights to kill Zimmerman, but, if he had, he probably wouldve been arrested and put in jail for years.
Racism like this needs to end. We need to move past these ideas of stereotypes and prejudice and coexist. Only then can we make true progression within the human race.
It’s just the usual “Guilt by Whiteness” that is a real popular narrative.
If I ate a dog, it would look like Obama’s.
This kid is a Sophomore in High School - approximately 16 years old. Who the hell does a punk kid think he is telling others that he is superior to them? He declares Zimmerman "guilty of murder" without knowing any of the facts. The newspaper then publishes this nonsense...
I wouldn't be surprised if this was written by his idiot parents.
“There is no doubt in my mind that this was a racially motivated murder.”
Student statements like that, easily refuted by a Google search, are why decisions are made by adults, not uninformed products of the public school collective.
How about these stereotypes:
Whites are violent and don’t like black people.
Or how about:
Black people are all innocent and just set up by evil white people.
How about those racial stereotypes?
Think of the modern Public school as a smaller version of Hollywood where people lower on the social ladder prostrate their integrity for the cause. Because that’s exactly how it works.
This kid has been convinced by PC teachers/teaching that the lib line is Gospel and any deviance will get him shunned. In fact, think Stockholm Syndrome. He now totally identifies with, and supports, the very people brainwashing him.
Should he ever miraculously have a moment of clarity and express it, he knows he will become an outcast. Therefor he abandons what he believes is right to get along and in fact, be praised by his educational oppressors. It’s the same story history has shown a thousand times and the result is predictable.
Someday this kid will be president.
“I’d be shocked if his mommy and daddy aren’t Democrats, educators and/or union members.”
Actually, from what I’ve seen of them, they seem to be decent people who’ve lost their son.
I can understand why they are upset.
What I don’t like is the race baiters who are using them.
However, your source is...
“Cole Thorna, H.S. Sophomore”
A high school sophomore?
We are all Africans.
I was talking about Master Thorna’s parents, not the late Trayvon Martin’s.
“We are all Africans.”
That’s true, but we aren’t all brown. At least, those of us who don’t tan aren’t brown. ;o)
Thank you for the clarification. ;o)
Did George Z?
Should he have let Trayvon spill his brains?
My wife, a redhead of Irish/German decent, was porcelain white...except for the freckles...which tanned darkly under the glare of a 10 watt light bulb. No sun required...
Strangely, she got very upset at the nickname “Spot”.
I learned a harsh lesson that day, I assure you ;)
Too bad she plagiarized most of the first paragraph from a recent article which was a thread here on FR.
If brainwashing were a criteria upon which schools were graded and ranked, US public schools would hold uncontested first place.
Cole Thorna should do some research. He should find a strange neighborhood that has a neighborhood watch, and then walk around in a hoody to see if people start to follow him.
The title of this article needs to change “humans” to “liberals” and “we” to “they”.
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