I am deeply conflicted by posts like these and the Black lives Matter movement.
One the one hand ideologocally and morally I fully support it ,on the other I daily experience hatred contempt and extreme neglect from african americans both male and female.
I can rely on being called n—-ger by other african americans regardless of my opposition to the term.
No matter the extreme of the white populations crime it seems most black people prefer to hate and kill other black people.
Even the complaints seem half hearted and insincrce as if those who complain really just want the freedom to be as viciouc and ugly as the white population.
So this memoriam :I’ll remember that if I had ever meet this particular young black male , there will be a high proability he would – call me a n—ger , be willing to fight me to the death if I questioned his right to do so,have the full support of most of the african american community and be total indifferent to my pain and struggles.
At minimum I should in self interest reciporcate said indifference.
Rest In Power.
I personally believe that Zimmerman grabbed Trayvon, going by the phone testimony that he told Zimmerman to get off of him and by his appearance at the scene before the police tried CPR. If we can believe that he called Zimmerman a “crazy asscracker” (which doesn’t appear to be far from the truth, given Zimmerman’s verified history of altercations both before and after Trayvon), then we can believe that.
I don’t buy into the belief shared by many that Trayvon, who unlike Zimmerman, was not described as a hot head with rage issues, and was described as being in a jovial mood during his phone conversation, just lost his temper, turned into the Incredible Hulk, and turned around and just started wailing on Zimmerman just because Zimmerman was following him.
It’s definitely crazy to believe that Zimmerman was having his head jerked dozens of times on concrete when he shot Trayvon, given that he shot Trayvon on the grass lawn yards away.
But whatever actually happened (as we all know, only Zimmerman himself knows the whole truth but refused to talk at his trial, and like anyone else was going to say what he could think of to the police to try to get out of trouble) that night, it’s sad that 1) it happened when there were several things that the grown adult Zimmerman could have done for it to not get to that point
(but what would we expect from someone who was once arrested for assaulting a police officer after the cop identified himself and warned Zimmerman to leave him alone, got himself fired from a security job for assaulting a woman, had several neighbors file complaints on him for aggression, etc.)
2) it took protests to try to get justice done since the police messed up their investigation that led to Zimmerman walking after a few hours (was it really too much trouble to at least ask Zimmerman to lay down and demonstrate how he was able to do what he claimed?)
3) many people in the dominant society had their backlash in order to put black people back in their place. Abagond did a post on this https://abagond.wordpress.com/2013/07/31/what-surprised-me-most-about-the-george-zimmerman-case/
and even this black conservative blog mentioned it http://africanamericanconservatives.com/2013/07/14/trayvon-martin-george-zimmerman-and-a-willing-suspension-of-disbelief/
and 4) we saw a prosecution so amateurish that they couldn’t even prepare their own witnesses, among a laundry list of other flubs.