Posts tagged trayvon martin
These are black basketball guys wearing hoodies in the memory of a 17-year-old shot to death cause he “looked suspicious”
When you’re a real little black girl, you get called a cunt in national publications AND PEOPLE THINK IT’S HILARIOUS!
Real black boys and girls make up about two-fifths of the missing children in the FBI database, AND NO ONE GIVES A SHIT.
Can you imagine that there actually is an organization called “Black & Missing” because around five years ago, someone finally figured out no one else ever would give a shit?
So what does black have to do with it? I don’t know. You tell me.
“What does black have to do with it?” [Clareified]
A Gallup poll last week highlighted the sad but predicable racial divide in perceptions of the Martin case. Seventy-two percent of blacks felt that race was a factor in what transpired that night in February, while just 31 percent of non-blacks agreed with that sentiment. But to the extent that those numbers reflect something beyond a cause for pessimism, they show our different understanding of history. For many whites, the Martin case is a sad but isolated incident; for blacks, it is part of a matrix of suffering that stretches back to the days when black men were hung in public for sport. This is a divide between those who feel that the past is best left in the past and those who know that history is interred in the shallowest of graves.