Skip to comments.Trayvon Martin's mother: 'Donít think for one second racial profiling doesnít happen'
Posted on 01/17/2014 11:15:25 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Sybrina Fulton, who's 17-year-old son Trayvon Martin was shot by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in 2012, visited the University of Utah on Thursday to discuss racial profiling. Hundreds attended the Martin Luther King Week event, in which Fulton said that an "upside" to her son's death was the "opportunity to save someone else's child."
"Dont think for one second racial profiling doesnt happen. Dont think for one minute even in your community of Salt Lake City it doesnt happen," she said. "Racism is still alive. Racial profiling is still alive. Injustice is still alive."
Fulton said that the circumstances of her son's death -- he was wearing a hoodie when Zimmerman shot him -- applied all over the country.
"There should not become a time when we are comfortable with burying our children," Fulton said. "What happened many miles away in Sanford should be uncomfortable for you."
"Is it the hoodie that really made the difference? Or the color of his skin?" she asked. "And if by one second, just by one mere second, we think that it's the color of his skin, then something is wrong with America."
""At the end of the day, its not about Trayvon. Its about the person that felt he was suspicious," she added.
Zimmerman, who was acquitted last year, said he was acting in self-defense when he shot Martin. He recently faced domestic violence charges when his current girlfriend said he had threatened her with a gun and choked her. The Florida state attorney's office decided to drop those charges on her request.
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3:22 PM - 16 Jan 2014
She’s so right....That darn cracker Zimmerman...
Ms. Martin: I believe you. I’m doing it right now. I can’t help it, much as I try to resist, after listening to you.
When someone is on top of you pounding your head into the pavement, its a little late to start profiling.
You’d better hope you’ve got one in the chamber because that’s all you’ve got.
Racial profiling does occur. Lots of blacks racially profile their knockout game victims. They look for the white person walking alone.
Shut up Sybrina. Your 15 minutes is up. Trayvon isn’t going up on Rushmore. He was a mini-thug who decided to thump on the wrong guy.
“”Dont think for one second racial profiling doesnt happen.”
Oh I believe it. All white people are KKK members to you, right?
Black panthers at polling places agree.
Of course it’s happening. And will continue long as thugs commiting all the crime.
She is loving the accolades, the free trips, the notoriety and the stylish clothing.
And to top it all off, she had the ability to telepathically enter George Zimmerman’s brain and divine his very thoughts. Amazing!
Trayvon Martin’s mother: ‘Dont think for one second racial profiling doesnt happen’
Sure it happens. And it saves lives.
What’s wrong with this thing? If she had any sense, she would shut up and go away. Even Holder knows by now that Tray-gone was a punk and a dranked up thug. Otherwise he’d have filed federal charges against Zimmerman by now.
I do it all the time, just a natural and habitual part of my situational awareness program.
i don’t doubt that profiling happens.....but if you don’t want to be treated like s street thug... DON’T DRESS AND ACT LIKE ONE!!!
Hmmm... I wonder why said “profiling” happens...
could it be... reality?
You can bet racial profiling exists. Ask any victim of the “knockout game.”
Right. Every time a Black Liberationist disrespects acting white, he is engaging in racial profiling.
...and as it should! If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck. Prolly a duck.
George Zimmerman is blacker than our “first black president” but you’ll never hear that from the media.
What she meant to say --