Skip to comments.California History Teacher Dresses As Trayvon Martin For Yearbook Photo
Posted on 05/23/2014 2:35:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
A California history teachers decision to dress as Trayvon Martin for his schools yearbook photo has drawn a mixed reaction, KTUV reports.
Spencer Smith (pictured center) is seen flashing the peace symbol while wearing a white hoodie and holding Skittles. Martin had just purchased the candy shortly before his death. Smith was reportedly attempting to make a political statement.
Watch a news report about Smiths photo here:
Some have come out in support of Smith; others remain unsure. Alfreda Charway, president of Brentwood Heritage High Schools Black Student Union, called it a good idea because hes expressing himself.
Because thats the whole point of yearbook pictures, youre supposed to express yourself, Charway added.
[It was] ok that he did it, just not in the yearbook, commented Amber McKim, a sophomore at the school. However, one mother strongly disagreed with Smiths decision, saying, This is supposed to be capturing the best moments of the year. And all positive things.
Martin was walking back to his fathers house in Sanford, Fla. in February 2012 when he got into a confrontation with neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman. The incident ended with Zimmerman fatally shooting Martin in the chest. He claimed he was acting in self-defense.
A grand jury acquitted Zimmerman of second-degree murder charges last year.
Good Lord black culture is screwed up.
Where’s the purple drank?
Hey, that’s discrimination. He also didn’t come dressed up as OJ Simpson.
Martin was a thug, who got himself killed. All he had to do was keep walking to his Dads house, instead he decided to be a thug and go after Zimmerman.
The fact that people are trying to make Martin into a Saint makes me sick to my stomach, and the fact that people are STILL walking on tip toes over the whole damn thing.
Black parents want to save black kids lives?
DON’T LET YOUR KIDS BE THUGS.
Fire the teacher and take away any benefits, pension etc.
Like expressing a boil.
He’s also making a GANG SIGN.
Really? What would have the reaction been if a student wore clothing expressing their Christian beliefs, stance against homosexual marriage or support of their 2nd Amendment rights?
He’s probably already been promoted to vice principal or some such.
It is not a peace sign. It is a gang sign. Nor did a “grand jury” acquit Zim but a regular jury did. What idiots we have for “reporters” these days.
Since when do teachers ‘pose’ for year book photos??? The yearbook photog should have taken a typical class room pic and left it at that.
Does this’teacher’ actually think that promoting the gangsta life style with all its purple drank and sizzurp is a good thing???
was he in a coffin?