Yesterday, a fellow ChicagoNow Blogger left this comment on a post written by Shantell Jamison, entitled : Trayvon Martin Case: "Why it Has EVERYTHING To Do With Race":
The problem is that too many African Americans are seeing this as a "racist" issue even though NO ONE knows that facts in this case. Race pimps like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have winged their way down their to stir hate like they always do and criminals like the Black Panthers are trying to start a race war over the issue.... but none of that is talked about by African Americans.
The facts seem to point toa fight having happened between the over 6-foot tal kid and the Hispanic guy the race pimps want murdered in revenge.
This Trayvon kid also had all sort of tweets where he used the "n" word, denigrated women, and called himself a thug. He was also kicked out of school for drugs.
The kid was no innocent.
Yet, none of these facts that show that Trayvon might have been a trouble maker and thug are being talked about by all these "outraged" African Americans.
Was the Hispanic guy that shot Trayvon justified? I have no idea. Maybe, maybe not. The cops sur thought so at the start, anyway, which is why he wasn't arrested.
I don't know enough about the facts to assign blame. But the race pimps sure have merely by the fact that a black person is dead. That is not enough for any sane person to assign guilt, but race pimps don't need truth and logic. They need hate stirred, not dispassionate truth.
Sadly, the writer of this blog is signing on with the race pimps to stir hate and fear.
Pardon my language here, but you have got to be fucking kidding me.
Please allow me to frame this post as not only a response to this particular commentator, but to all those who share his wholly, and woefully ignorant views.
To start, let me just be unequivocally clear, you and your racially charged, insensitive, narrow-minded, desperately irrelevant and conspicuously condescending arguments are, to put it kindly, pathetic. Who are you exactly, to tell African-Americans how to see this, or any other issue for that matter? You of course are not Black yourself....but do you maybe have an African American child- one who must contend with racial profiling...with being constantly under suspicion...with being 'charged' before a crime is even discovered....other than of course, their skin color? No...of course you don't. Rather, your experience with such injustices is limited to telling those who must endure them, to not speak of them, to pretend they do not exist.
Now-for the record
1.Trayvon was suspended from school for tardiness, absences, and a bag with “pot residue”.
2.. Nothing in point #2 equates to being a “trouble maker”, nor-and here’s a big point- WARRANTS BEING SHOT AND KILLED.
3. I’m surprised to see you suddenly concerned with commentary which denigrates women? Funny, you seem quite fine doing it on your blog, and defending grown adults/political parties who proudly engage in such denigrating behavior.
4. Within a segment of Black Culture-say youth/urban, the “n word” is part of their vernacular, it’s almost a term of endearment. If you have a problem with that-you can file that under the “too bad” category.
5. You have the gall to mention his height? Funny how you fail to mention Zimmerman's 50 pound weight advantage..oh and his Violent Background. (neither of course fit the narrative you're pushing)
To summarize...NOTHING IN TRAYVON'S HISTORY…NOTHING…JUSTIFIES HIS BEING PROFILED, FOLLOWED AGAINST POLICE ORDERS, ACCOSTED, AND SHOT DEAD.
You want facts…here are some facts:
A 17 year-old-boy who should be alive is dead…GONE. A son, a brother, a young man, with-despite inevitable impediments such as you and your kind to come-a life of possibility ahead of him.
As if that isn’t tragedy enough, Trayvon is yet again falling victim to wrongful persecution, by you sir, and other like-minded, sadly misguided, heart shackled blemishes on our society.
And make no mistake, this is unquestionably about race. Denouncing Al Sharpton, or Jesse Jackson, or other “race pimps” as you so eloquently put it, does not change or mitigate that fact.
I must ask, why didn’t you, or Newt Gingrich, or Rick Santorum, or any of the other 3 cans short of a 6 pack of "Decency" crowd, object to the President alluding to his daughters, when eulogizing 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green? I must of missed it when the Right said :
"Is the President suggesting had Christina been a boy it would have been less of a tragedy".
In addition to the facts, you sir, coincidentally prove this is in fact about race. Are we to believe that if a white youth, walking with candy, was MURDERED by a Black Adult, you would be focused on the irrelevant adolescent transgressions of the deceased? That you-would be as deafening with your “wait for all the facts” non-sense?
It is of course not “all the facts” you crave, but rather anything, something, to diminish the tragic facts we already know. You want “Trayvon” to be “worthy” of that bullet, to play the part of “bad guy” in your script entitled “Patriot Practices Second Amendment, Saves the Day!”.
You want him to fit the stereotype your myopically challenged mind has endorsed.
He doesn’t. He didn’t…and he didn’t deserve to die.
Just as short dresses…or skirts, are not an invitation to rape, black skin and hoodies are not an invitation to shoot.
Oh, and neither is being suspended from school…or being “over 6 feet tall”.
To close, I’m impressed with whatever deceitful mirror it is, that allows you to look at yourself without feeling an enormously warranted sense of shame.
Be Good Friends,