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California History Teacher Dresses As Trayvon Martin For Yearbook Photo
News One for Black America ^ | May 23, 2014 | Hannington Dia

Posted on 05/23/2014 2:35:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A California history teacher’s decision to dress as Trayvon Martin for his school’s 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 Smith’s photo here:

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

Some have come out in support of Smith; others remain unsure. Alfreda Charway, president of Brentwood Heritage High School’s Black Student Union, called it “a good idea because he’s expressing himself.”

“Because that’s the whole point of yearbook pictures, you’re 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 Smith’s decision, saying, “This is supposed to be capturing the best moments of the year. And all positive things.”

Martin was walking back to his father’s 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.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Education; Government; Local News
KEYWORDS: blacks; california; publicschools; trayvon; trayvons; zimmerman
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1 posted on 05/23/2014 2:35:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good Lord black culture is screwed up.


2 posted on 05/23/2014 2:37:25 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

California...teacher...unexpected?? Not!


3 posted on 05/23/2014 2:37:47 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

racist!


4 posted on 05/23/2014 2:37:50 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where’s the purple drank?


6 posted on 05/23/2014 2:38:57 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey, that’s discrimination. He also didn’t come dressed up as OJ Simpson.


7 posted on 05/23/2014 2:39:10 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Vision
Good Lord black ghetto culture is screwed up.

More accurate.

8 posted on 05/23/2014 2:39:27 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


9 posted on 05/23/2014 2:40:14 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Just another way of saying I hate whitey. Talk about hate....

Fire the teacher and take away any benefits, pension etc.

10 posted on 05/23/2014 2:40:53 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Only thing missing is the Purple Drank!!
11 posted on 05/23/2014 2:41:37 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
he’s expressing himself

Like expressing a boil.

12 posted on 05/23/2014 2:42:55 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Hillary may have brain damage, but what difference does it make?)
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To: TexasCajun

He’s also making a GANG SIGN.


13 posted on 05/23/2014 2:45:51 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Because that’s the whole point of yearbook pictures, you’re supposed to express yourself,” Charway added.

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?

14 posted on 05/23/2014 2:45:58 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: Sacajaweau

He’s probably already been promoted to vice principal or some such.


15 posted on 05/23/2014 2:47:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


16 posted on 05/23/2014 2:47:24 PM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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17 posted on 05/23/2014 2:47:43 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

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???


18 posted on 05/23/2014 2:48:41 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

was he in a coffin?


19 posted on 05/23/2014 2:48:45 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I hope he shot himself and they took the picture of him dead so it was realistic!
20 posted on 05/23/2014 2:48:47 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What does the Brentwood Heritage High School’s White Student Union say?


21 posted on 05/23/2014 2:48:54 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He's got the wrong gang sign...


22 posted on 05/23/2014 2:49:07 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Black people who are completely sold out on the lies they have been taught have no idea that they are sprinting toward their own destruction.


23 posted on 05/23/2014 2:49:11 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Oh, nice one, jerkwad! Yeah, yeah, you be black .... black enough, I'll bet, to know what Widdle Twayvon had those Skittles (and that cough medicine) for.

To quote a black commenter on a board at TOS, "you can cook up some fire-ass lean!" (Meaning, "purple drank", abuse of which was noted by the coroner at Twayvon's autopsy, in the form of certain revealing forms of dain bramage.)

Glad to see you're down with the struggle and hate first-gen Peruvian-Americans. I'm all over those damn Peruvians, myself. </screaming sarc>

24 posted on 05/23/2014 2:50:04 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Shadowstrike
instead he decided to be a thug and go after Zimmerman.

I think Martin got home. I also think that he was taunted by RACHEL to go back out and kick that cracka's arse.

This is what they were hiding.

25 posted on 05/23/2014 2:50:40 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: TigersEye
Yeah, that's the pic we never see in Mass Lie-Stream Media.....

Hey, Trayvon, who's signing now? Not you, chump. 'Bye.

26 posted on 05/23/2014 2:51:37 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

History teacher? Affirmative action history teacher is more like it, and a completely different animal than the real thing. I’d bet a hundred dollars he couldn’t pass a simple history exam.


27 posted on 05/23/2014 2:51:42 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: lentulusgracchus

George Zimmerman: the black, Hispanic, Peruvian, kind-hearted non-white, not-racist poster boy
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2876692/posts

George Zimmerman Has ‘Black Roots’
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2876518/posts


28 posted on 05/23/2014 2:51:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Starstruck

shouldnt this idiot be beating someone’s head on a sidewalk in the photo too ?


30 posted on 05/23/2014 2:52:39 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Looks like he needs to lay off the candy and go to the gym.


31 posted on 05/23/2014 2:54:13 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: UCANSEE2
I also think that he was taunted by RACHEL ....

Interesting idea ("cherchez la femme", the French cops always said), but why do you think so? Was there something in the phone-call audio that makes you think that? Or, shall we say, a "strategic gap" (as in, Rose Mary Woods and the Nixonian "18-minute gap")?

32 posted on 05/23/2014 2:54:26 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus
To quote a black commenter on a board at TOS, "you can cook up some fire-ass lean!"

I'm sure he wasn't the only one to say that but that was a line from Trayvon's Twitter feed.


33 posted on 05/23/2014 2:54:47 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Shadowstrike
The fact that people are trying to make Martin into a Saint ....

"Saint Trayvon of the Innocent Skittles". It has a ring. Bet someone be doin' a statue soon.

34 posted on 05/23/2014 2:56:13 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He forgot the backpack full of stolen jewelry and screwdriver he was carrying around as a means of getting into apts


35 posted on 05/23/2014 2:56:32 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: fwdude; Vision
Good Lord black ghetto culture is screwed up. More accurate.

No, vision had it right the first time.

Good Lord black culture is screwed up.

The self-aggrandizing promoters and pushers of the "racism" drug enable the cultural dysfunction to continue and get worse. People like Bill Cosby and Clarance Thomas represent those who would help heal this self-defeating culture by encouraging blacks to take ownership of their lives and win in life.

36 posted on 05/23/2014 2:56:41 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Alfreda Charway, president of Brentwood Heritage High School’s Black Student Union, called it “a good idea because he’s expressing himself.”

"What Donald Sterling said was a good idea because he was expressing himself" said no Alfreda Charway ever.
37 posted on 05/23/2014 2:57:19 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: TigersEye
Prolly where I saw it .... that was an informative read, one I never saw Chrissy Tingles or Madcow lucubrating over on MSPMSBC.
38 posted on 05/23/2014 2:57:30 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Here's how little bitty baby Trayvon looks from the POV of
the guy who is getting his head smashed on the sidewalk...


39 posted on 05/23/2014 2:59:03 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

History teacher.....wonder if he knows what happened on June 6th. 1944?


40 posted on 05/23/2014 3:01:53 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001 and 9/11/2012: NEVER FORGET.)
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To: TigersEye

Like a guy with a hole in him.


41 posted on 05/23/2014 3:03:20 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This could be a traydemark violation.


42 posted on 05/23/2014 3:05:39 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Inappropriate and very tacky. Besides the race baiting this ‘teacher’ is doing, he commits an even worse Cardinal Sin, by taking the focus away from the graduating students, and directing attention to himself. Very selfish. Anyone in my family would have been furious, and these are Democrats, not Tea Party like me.


43 posted on 05/23/2014 3:10:29 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Gaffer
More pics from Trayvon's cellphone...




44 posted on 05/23/2014 3:11:36 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; hoosiermama
From your first link,

[Art.]

“He’s a white man.” Wrong, so the media came up the tortured white-Hispanic. Turns out that even that is wrong. Zimmerman is also part black. Brutally Honest has the perfect summation: “In a delicious irony, it is Zimmerman who might actually look more like the son Obama never had.”

Zimmerman was a person, as the writer said, of mixed-racial ancestry. In the Spanish-speaking Caribbean and Central America, a person with his proportions of racial mixing would have been denominated castizo on his baptismal certificate, which last certified each person's social place for life, officially and finally. (But Roberta Fernandez at the University of Houston, who teaches courses in Spanish that tell students that American culture is existentially racist, also tells them that Hispanic culture, and especially Chicano-studies culture <snort!>, is free of such taints and moral burdens. B.S., Roberta. Your ancestors sliced and diced humanity with over 50 racial and mixed-racial descriptors, many of them familiar to American Western movie fans as character names: cholo, chino, moreno, prieto, and so on. They also gave us memorable new English words from their own language: "octoroon", "quadroon", "mulatto", "negro", "mestizo".)

45 posted on 05/23/2014 3:13:38 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
feh...
46 posted on 05/23/2014 3:14:18 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: TigersEye

Fine upstanding young gentleman cut down in the prime of life. I wonder what happened to the pistol?


47 posted on 05/23/2014 3:15:53 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Churchillspirit
History teacher.....wonder if he knows what happened on June 6th. 1944?

Of course not -- that would make him an Oreo.

He's bein' real, man.

48 posted on 05/23/2014 3:17:43 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe some teacher could dress as some white person...before they were murdered by some black thug. That happens about three-four hundred times a year.


49 posted on 05/23/2014 3:19:23 PM PDT by driftless2 (:-))
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To: Churchillspirit

The Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

50 posted on 05/23/2014 3:22:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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