I wasn’t going to comment about the Trayvon Martin case but it would murder (no pun intended) the little credibility my site does have. Due to other projects, I will keep my point short and controversial as possible.
The murder of Trayvon by George Zimmerman was tragic. Zimmerman not being arrested for the murder — unjust. The black solidarity that the case has spurned on — laughable cute.
When I first heard about the case, my first thought was: ‘This isn’t anything new.’ Then all of this outrage that began to flood my eyes and ears about the unjustifiable murder made me think: ‘huh?’ Understandable as it is, it’s slightly naivety. A lot of the upheaval about the case is that society has been coaxed into believing that racism cease to exist. Somehow blacks feel as if the election of President Obama meant that racism had officially been buried. On the contrary, the election of President Obama has, if anything, made racism more prevalent with President Obama being targeted with a plethora of racial slurs and images.
Should we be surprised that Zimmerman hasn’t been arrested yet? If you understand the history of America no. Should we be tired of the blatant racism against us? Absolutely. But as a group of people, we need to be more proactive with our grievances than being selective.
In 2oo8, Brandon McClelland was dragged to death in Texas by two white “friends.” I don’t recall this much of a national outcry for his case. There weren’t people wearing chains around their necks in his memory. Should him being 28 years old make that much of a difference?
Everyday a black youth is murdered but not everyday do the national media visit these towns, visit their parents or organize rallies. When it’s black on black murder, it’s par for the course but when it’s a racially motivated murder of a black youth we want to kick up dust.
Our concern as a group of people should be the elimination of black on black crime more so than to see Zimmerman brought to justice — which should be hanging by a lynch mob but I digress.