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USC's Black Student Assembly holds Candlelight Vigil for Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis
The Los Angeles Sentinel ^ | April 3, 2014 | Shonassee Shaver

Posted on 04/04/2014 12:28:09 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

USC’s Black Student Assembly (BSA) took a somber stance, honoring Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis and other victims of racial violence at a Candlelight Vigil March 5.

BSA Executive Director Ama Amoafo-Yeboah led the service to explore the past seven decades through short speeches and focus on the pattern of legalized lynching, police brutality and the infamous Stand-Your-Ground law and their social implications on race and ethnicity.

“The goal of the Trayvon Martin-Jordan Davis Candlelight Vigil is to provide a space through which people can come together across those lines of race and difference that too often keeps our community divided,” said Amoafo-Yeboah. “Let’s transcend those together, truly demonstrate indivisibility, and community with one another and go through this healing process together."

USC students remembered the countless black youth, men and women who were slain due to the color of their skin and their assassins who went unpunished.

With a ceremonial introduction of Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit” symbolizing the systematic lynching of young black men, students gathered together collectively to honor the past and present victims of racial violence.

The ceremony hit home as the Black community has encountered the loss of Jordan Davis.

“Michael Dunn whose was found guilty on four of the five charges in a case in which he was accused of shooting a teenager to death over loud music, but was given a mistrial on the verdict of a murder charge. Dunn was found guilty of three counts of attempted second degree murder for shooting at other teens in car and one count of firing a gun into a car,” reported abcnews.go.com

Dunn, 47, had faced a first degree murder charge for the shooting Jordan Davis, 17 in a Jacksonville convenience store parking lot on Nov. 23, 2012.

It was déjà vu as Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman who felt he was endangered by Martin who was an unarmed teen wearing a hoodie and carrying a bag of skittles and Arizona Ice tea, Zimmerman was acquitted for second-degree murder and manslaughter on July 13, 2013.

USC’s Black Student Assembly recognized the unjust of Black males and the distorted judicial system.

Amoafo-Yeboah presented the deaths of George Stinney Jr., Emmett Till, Fred Hampton, Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, and the countless others who lost their lives due to racialized violence.

While visiting family in Money, Mississippi in August of 24, 1955, Emmett Till reportedly flirted with a white cashier at a grocery store. Four days later, two white men kidnapped Till, beat him and shot him in the head. The men were tried for murder, but an all-white, male jury acquitted them.

Oscar Grant III was shot by BART police officer Johannes Mehserle in Oakland on New Year's Day 2009. On July 8, 2010, Mehserle was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and not guilty of second-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter.

Latasha Harlins, 15, was shot and killed by Soon Ja Du a 51-year-old Korean store owner. Harlins' death came thirteen days after the beating of Rodney King and Du was fined, sentenced to probation and community service for her crime.

All three victims along with Martin and Davis share the common interest of being Black and killed as their murderer walks free.

“Dunn testified that he feared for his life and thought Davis was going to kill him, prompting Dunn to pull out his gun and fire nine times at the car that the teenagers were sitting in. In his closing argument, Dunn's attorney Cory Strolla said that his client had a right to "meet force with force,” reports abcnews.go.com.

USC’s student body called attention to the Black male’s life not having value in America. The mere reasoning that their race posed a threat to their killer is justifiable in the judicial system.

USC’s BSA concern for racial violence is relevant to their identity and livelihood.

“It’s really hard for me, I have a nephew who is 23 years old and he is a college student in Texas. Every time I think about Black men being gunned down, I think that could be my nephew. I’m afraid to have black boys, [laughs] I want black babies,” states Amoafo-Yeboah.

As the ceremony came to an end USC’s BSA had a moment of silence, candle lighting, and prayer for those killed by an ignorance.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: blacks; crime; trayvon; zimmerman

1 posted on 04/04/2014 12:28:09 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What happens when whitey stops paying for their education?


2 posted on 04/04/2014 12:30:33 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why didn’t Reginald Denny make the list?

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UMP6bXnXdZM


3 posted on 04/04/2014 12:36:43 AM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Can't have a Liberal without a Lie)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Victims of racial violence”, how horrible. I guess you can’t rob houses and pound people’s head into the ground anymore without some racist getting in your way.


4 posted on 04/04/2014 12:40:25 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"...when people are judged on the content of their character and not the color of their skin..."

Maybe in another 50 years.

5 posted on 04/04/2014 1:09:58 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Darteaus94025

Because he wasn’t a fauxk hero like St Trayvon of Skittlez.


6 posted on 04/04/2014 1:12:09 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Celebratin' Thug Culture. Yo!

Trayvon Martin


7 posted on 04/04/2014 1:12:29 AM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Castle Doctrine and the law of self defence are radicalized violence!

Lets have a race war....soon!

Obama’s intent.

Sam Colt is my friend.


8 posted on 04/04/2014 1:13:01 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Amoafo-Yeboah?
9 posted on 04/04/2014 1:16:31 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Trayvon Myth and Legend lives on!


10 posted on 04/04/2014 1:23:25 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“It was déjà vu as Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman who felt he was endangered by Martin who was an unarmed teen wearing a hoodie and carrying a bag of skittles and Arizona Ice tea, Zimmerman was acquitted for second-degree murder and manslaughter on July 13, 2013. “

Trayvon was eating George Zimmerman’s face in, that’s why George shot him


11 posted on 04/04/2014 1:42:21 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The new planking...


12 posted on 04/04/2014 1:54:13 AM PDT by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

“What happens when whitey stops paying for their education?”

If they’re doing this instead of studying or working, there is no education taking place. I’m convinced the whole affirmative action college thing is just to stop those “preferred minorities” from starting to breed at 15...


13 posted on 04/04/2014 2:04:31 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

That’s RACIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


14 posted on 04/04/2014 2:53:14 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Progov

Don;t you mean, “Dass raciss”?


15 posted on 04/04/2014 3:07:30 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: windsorknot

Especially the Amoafo part. REALLY???


16 posted on 04/04/2014 3:39:41 AM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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17 posted on 04/04/2014 3:45:36 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer. Programming for everyone.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

White Student Assembly would have to take months to remember those who have suffered from black on white racial violence....um...I mean “teen violence.”


18 posted on 04/04/2014 3:46:23 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: TigersEye

Indeed; the world is a much safer, more beautiful place without Trayvon.


19 posted on 04/04/2014 3:56:58 AM PDT by ransacked
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“USC students remembered the countless black youth, men and women who were slain due to the color of their skin and their assassins who went unpunished.”

Seems as though they are claiming to be able to number them quite readily. This reminds me of Major Owens sharkss that still roam the slave ship routes looking for the 30 million tossed overboard slaves.

Only members of the racial industrial complex can get away with such careless statements designed to whip up racial greivance.


20 posted on 04/04/2014 4:32:29 AM PDT by DMZFrank
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Militant ignorance.


21 posted on 04/04/2014 4:49:55 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“victims of racial violence”?

Love the “reporting” here.


22 posted on 04/04/2014 4:51:27 AM PDT by Rocky (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell)
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To: DMZFrank

Did they mention that blacks are 100 times more likely to be killed by Blacks than Whitey?

Pray America wakes up


23 posted on 04/04/2014 5:54:30 AM PDT by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 order here: http://braylog.com/id47.html)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I suppose this vigil doesn’t count for the countless black on black murders that happen in majority black democrat cities?


24 posted on 04/04/2014 11:29:43 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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