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?
What does the Brentwood Heritage High Schools White Student Union say?
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.
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>
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.
Hey, Trayvon, who's signing now? Not you, chump. 'Bye.
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.
George Zimmerman: the black, Hispanic, Peruvian, kind-hearted non-white, not-racist poster boy
George Zimmerman Has Black Roots
shouldnt this idiot be beating someone’s head on a sidewalk in the photo too ?
Looks like he needs to lay off the candy and go to the gym.
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")?
I'm sure he wasn't the only one to say that but that was a line from Trayvon's Twitter feed.
"Saint Trayvon of the Innocent Skittles". It has a ring. Bet someone be doin' a statue soon.
He forgot the backpack full of stolen jewelry and screwdriver he was carrying around as a means of getting into apts
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.
History teacher.....wonder if he knows what happened on June 6th. 1944?
Like a guy with a hole in him.
This could be a traydemark violation.
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.
Hes 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".)
Fine upstanding young gentleman cut down in the prime of life. I wonder what happened to the pistol?
Of course not -- that would make him an Oreo.
He's bein' real, man.
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.
The Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?
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