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.
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