Skip to comments.Trayvon Martin’s parents join Obama for launch of minority initiative (‘My Brother’s Keeper’)
Posted on 02/28/2014 8:22:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Two years and a day after their sons death, the parents of Trayvon Martin visited the White House on Thursday and were in the audience as President Obama announced a new initiative designed to keep young minority men on the right path.
The president mentioned Trayvons parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, during his speech, drawing applause from a crowd gathered in the East Room of the White House.
The man who shot and killed Trayvon, George Zimmerman, was found not guilty of murder in a Florida trial last year. The prosecution contended that Mr. Zimmerman singled out Trayvon because of the color of his skin and followed him, resulting in the altercation that claimed the 17-year-olds life.
A jury found that Mr. Zimmerman acted in self defense a verdict that spawned protests across the nation.
In the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin verdict, with all the emotions and controversy it sparked, I spoke about the need to bolster and reinforce our young men and give them the sense their country cares about them and values them and is willing to invest in them, Mr. Obama said....
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Comment number two Also self-deleted. Why waste everyone’s time ?
I see Obama was really worried about Soviet expansion today. Of course, there is is no cold war chess game. Obama can’t even play checkers.
Since Saint Tayvon's unfortunate demise the stock of Robitussin Industries has fallen by 90%.
More racism from the Racist in Chief.
Too bad St. Trayvons parents didn't feel the need to show him they valued him and were willing to invest in him.
After all, that's what Government is for.
Dancing on their son’s grave to push an agenda. Some people just shouldn’t be parents.
Who knows why you just had to make that lean,
who knows why you became part of the gangsta scene,
who knows who sold you all them blunts,
who understood your whistles and your grunts,
who made you assault the neighborhood watch,
whose jewelry was that you were caught with at school
who made you act the ghetto fool?
Why didnt your Crip daddy stick around,
whose head on the pavement did you pound,
who had to make a decision that fateful night,
when you left him no escape and picked a fight,
who made the choice to mock and sass,
an armed watchman (you called creepy ass),
who couldve gone home but didnt there go,
instead walked towards a six foot deep hole.
I think Saint Skittles’ parents have spent more time together with Zero than they ever did with their own son.
Do these Einsteins realize that the first person who used the phrase, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” had murdered his brother?
Got to stir up the base in an election year don’t you
No, to profit financially.
The didn't give a crap about the kid until he died, now they care?
When thugs like "Skittles" force them to kill while defending their lives, I worry that they might become so traumatized,they might embark on a path of self destruction. Things like drinking and speeding around the country, or beating on their girlfriends, or God knows what.
We have to do more to help them cope.
How else can they get 140% of black voters to cast a ballot?
The criminals will stay together until it’s in one of their interests not to do so.
If he “beat” his girlfriend and/or wife, why didn’t either one of them press charges? Because of his nationwide popularity?
Guess I should have added the /s tag after all...
That pretty much sums it up.
I guess one should be thankful he doesn’t focus that help on the white young men, everything he touches turns to crap.
Did she bring the Purple Drank?
I’m thinking Reggie already had some poppers.
“Dancing on their sons grave to push an agenda.”
You’re right on. Shameful. Reprehensible. Not to mention irresponsible.
HOW ‘BOUT KEEPIN’ AN EYE ON YO KEEEDS?
That is a great poem. You should do a “spoken word” performance of it with bongo music and put it on YouTube. Don’t forget to wear your best Kente Cloth for the presentation, to really tie the presentation together.
Don’t give me any ideas. Should the “audience” snap their fingers afterwards, instead of clapping? And what kind of fedora do you recommend?
Given the high incidence of black on black crime, shouldn’t it be “My Brother’s Killer”?
Agreed. If they’d spent a little more time with him, he might not have been out buying ingredients for “purple drank” and casing his father’s neighbors’ houses.
Is Clown Prince nobama only the King of the Negroes? What about all the other US Citizens who should have access to this so-called “program”? Racist, I’d say. Probably, unconstitutional.
Values them and is willing to invest in them?
Not so much. You can’t even drive your car on some of the busy streets in the town of Murfreesboro because these thugs step into the road and dare you to hit them. Gang violence is out of control and the city’s newspaper barely mentions it. My husband and I can’t even visit the mall with my grandchildren when my daughter and son-in-law come to town to visit because of the filthy language these thugs use. They are disgusting and that includes the women.
As for investing in them, enough money already pours into the pockets of these entitled, lazy, foul mouthed whores, their children and their violent, lazy men.
I have had it. I work my ass off and so does my husband and the food prices are rising every time we grocery shop and that cow in the White House thinks I’m too stupid to read a label. I’m just extremely angry with the state of this country and there is not a damn thing I can do about it.
“...had murdered his brother?”
Thank you for stating the obvious! I told this to my son who thinks that Obama is being just his racist self!
And the rest of you can go to hell - oh, but keep working, paying your taxes, and don't pay any attention to your eroding income due to Gov't debt monetization and inflation.
" We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this. As citizens, thats a job for all of us. Thats the way to honor Trayvon Martin." - President of the United States Barack Hussein 0bama
Makes ya feel like beatin' yer head on a concrete sidewalk doesn't it?
“Mr. Zimmerman singled out Trayvon because of the color of his skin”
How did he do that when he wasn’t even sure what color he was?
Did he single him out from among the many people darting around and acting suspiciously? Because I never realized there were a multitude of people out when this event occurred.
Zimmerman made the mistake of being white. (At least we are told he is white.) If Zimmerman used the good judgment of being black then the fatal shooting would have been buried in the local news if reported at all. Being black allows a person to use the N word and murder black people without any consequences. Black people cannot kill other black people for racial reasons because black people always love their own ethnic identity and love all other black people. White people cannot shoot a black person in self defense because whites always have racial animosity toward blacks to some degree or another. Therefore, if you are attacked by a black person be sure not to be white.
Obviously Zimmerman has a lot to learn.
George Zimmermans Black Ancestry is Revealed
George Zimmerman: the black, Hispanic, Peruvian, kind-hearted non-white, not-racist poster boy
George Zimmerman Has Black Roots
Meanwhile, Obama’s real brother lives in a 9 X 12 hut on $24 a year. I guess Obama gets a pass on being HIS brother’s keeper.
Obama, initiative for young African-American folks going nowhere. The only thing Obama does for all African-Americans, is hold them down in economic slavery, so...they are beholden to him and his low life Democrat Party for their survival. And....what a joke about Trayvon Martin’s parents supporting the Obama program....they were not there for their son when he needed them most....growing!!! Another total “Obama” farce!!!
Trays parents would know first hand about letting black boys fail.
Racist program for blacks only? what about poor whites, women, asians, indians, haitians, mexicans? A jackson sharpton extortion scam on corporations, set up a few no show jobs for 40 grand a year promote it in the scumbag media and vwalla! we have a miracle on main street.
Has a ring to it - I wonder where they intend to keep all them Brothers ... penitentiaries are getting full with the past few crops of them maligned Brothers.
One sweet mini-family reunion.