Skip to comments.I was Trayvon Martin the day I came to America
Posted on 07/12/2013 3:07:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Kingwood, Texas-My first stop in America was a little town called Brenham, TX in 1979.
It is home of the Texas famous Blue Bell Ice Cream and Blinn Junior College. My ticket to study engineering in America was based on a music scholarship, but thats another subject.
I was a wet behind-the-ears black kid that spoke with an accent in a country town. The black American kids were suspicious of me, the white American kids were curious, and the Hispanic American kids giggled when I spoke to them in Spanish. I hung out with Peruvian, Argentinian, Guatemalan, and Venezuelan friends most of that year. We were all strangers in a new land away from our parents for the first time who shared one thing in common we could all communicate in Spanish and when strange things happened we could enter our cocoon. It is amazing how quickly and quietly human beings adapt.
We were walking down one of the few commercial streets in Brenham when some guys in a pickup truck just started shouting "n****r" and, if I remember correctly, something about being in the wrong part of town. It was directed solely at me because, while we were all Latinos walking down that street, I was the only black one....
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How many neighborhood watchmen has the author “grounded and pounded”?
when some guys in a pickup truck just started shouting “n****r” ...
OK, you’ve got the standard meme down pat. Texas. The pick-up truck. The racial slur. All standard, boiler-plate.
And that’s why I don’t buy any of this narrative.
Funny, I knew a white Venezuelan kid back high school who didn't "fit in" either.
I would describe him the way the author describes himself -- as a "wet behind-the-ears
black kid that spoke with an accent in a country town." In fact, he not only had an accent, but he could barely speak English at all, and didn't seem eager to learn.
I felt sorry for the kid because he seemed lonely and isolated, but a lot of the problem was language. Not skin color.
Most Americans are happy to associate with immigrants who learn to speak English well, no matter what color they are.
It’s very Hollywood, isn’t it?
Sorry, CNN, ain’t buy in’ it.
I wonder if he ever sucker punched anyone.
I was Trayvon Martin the day I came to America
***The hell he was. He came from a different company, a different culture. I doubt he took photos of himself as a gangsta, nor texted about fightin’ nor any of the other trouble Trayvon found himself in. Trayvon started this fight, and it did not end well for him.
The author mentioned that he had 5 jobs in 5 years because “he didn’t take any crap.” It might have been because he was an arrogant a**hole.
Yeah, I wouldn’t think he’d want to associate himself with a thug.
You know, maybe in Texas in 1979, things were different. But in MY part of town, which is a very diverse metro area, NO ONE yells that kind of stuff out their window ...to anyone ...anymore.
It really just doesn’t happen anymore. Maybe it used to. But things REALLY, REALLY have changed. We’ve elected a black president, for God’s sake.
These people WANT to remain stuck in the past. They could just big big boys and girls and laugh at it, but they choose to hang onto it, like a prized childhood momento.
Let GO of it, already!! No one calls anyone N*gger anymore except blacks speaking to other blacks. We white folks know our place.
Another victim of racist Amerikkka, boo hoo hoo...
I don’t believe a word of this. Brenham is a fairly typical east Texas town, though its more in East Central Texas. By typical, I mean there is a huge minority population there and in surrounding areas. He’s acting like people there had never been around Blacks, which is totally untrue.
In 1972, a fight at a predominately black high school was broken up, and the crowd went to the bus stop. The bus stop where I, and 3 others were. Even though I am part Cherokee, they assumed I was white.
Long story short, the 4 of us were attacked by a mob of 30-50 black males.
According to CNN, I can now hate all blacks forever.
CNN’s version of the bouncy story?
I graduated HS in 1979 from a small town in TX (pop. 15K at the time) and I NEVER heard anyone use the word “N****r” there. Not once. Not ever. I don’t think it was common. If someone did drive down the street yelling that in 1979, he was probably drunk and also regarded as the village idiot.
Should have titled the story; I was Jayson Blair the day I came to America. Egbert went to the Stephen Glass school of journalism.
And now you are a world class loser
Sounds like he’s a black Hispanic like George Zimmerman.
With a little luck Egberto Willies will meet a ‘Trayvon Martin’ face to face soon.
Yeah, I think he and Trayvon had something in common, namely knee jerk reactions to race issues.
In this case, this guy is making all kinds of unfounded assumptions that TM was a little angel and acted as one, and the big bad racist attacked him.
Note he is not too subtly being racist about Hispanics, saying lighter skinned Hispanics got better treatment than he did.
Hmm, how plausible is that, racist whites got all nasty with him while welcoming his other South American brethren into their hearts?
The facts of the TM case are that the racism has been coming from the black community, and of course all leftists.
IF reporters cared about real racism, they would have watched this trial and honestly told the American people that the evidence is Z got jumped and acted in self defense.
I did watch the trial and it was an incredibly non existent case by the prosecution. 80% of the prosecution case was exonerating Zimmerman. That is a fact not based on race.
Did he call “white” Hispanics creepy ass crackers, smoke weed, and wear a hoodie too? What a load of BS.
Yea, its a total BS story.
Come about Tuesday, many of us may be George Zimmerman.
He was free to leave....Still is.
If it’s so tough for Egberto here in America, why doesn’t he just go home. Problem solved. I’m sure the rest of America would be okay with that.
Even if the story is true, so what?
A couple of years ago an idiot in a pickup truck called me a "damn faggot" because I was riding a bicycle. The event did not transform my view of America. It didn't even make me angry. I took it for what it was: a stupid statement by a stupid man who knew nothing about me, and who was perhaps unsure of his own sexuality.
Had Egberto Willies been on my bike, the event would have so traumatized him that he would have spent the next week crying in his bedroom, wailing about Homophobic America.
Screw him. Like most of the left's supposed victims, he's really just spoiled rotten. If you can't learn to ignore the idiots, you are one.
Very very Hollywood - so freakin’ pat that one must wonder how much is fact and how much fiction. Experience says the guy had an urge to jump on the travesty of the trial and make up his own story in hopes of getting TV interviews.
Egberto, if you was Saint Skittles, you’d be a dead thug.
Stop writing stupid crap.
Love, the Fieldmarshal.
I remember the day I learned about racism in America.
There I was just a white country boy, moving to a red brick neighborhood known as the Western Heights projects. While I tried to fit in, I was soon known as I weird white guy, that didn’t speak ghetto, or buy crack. Soon the nasty prostitutes on the hill knew me as the guy that had no money and would ostracize me. Some of the folks considered me an oddity, the guy that would answer the door with pistol in hand and a funny little smile.
I was happy to learn that racism grew in such places, and yet I didn’t have to learn hatred of anyone for their skin color but their individual characteristics. Nasty, lazy, hostile, pernicious, no account, worthless individuals, whose ways and deeds, resembled animals, with the lust and hungers of a beast.
I am glad that the dreadful time there ended, without me having to shoot anyone or getting shot. My first hand account revealed a deep seated animosity toward anything strong and good, but not within myself, but within a segment of the population bent on self destruction. Woe to the postman that brings the checks without a police escort. Ross Perots giant sucking sound doesn’t only come from Mexico, but also from the heart of darkness in every large city across America.
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