"Would you, would fellow African American Congress members care as much if Trayvon were white?" When I heard Brooke Baldwin ask Representative Corrine Brown (D. FL) this question I had to check my TeeVee to see If I had accidentally tuned in to Fox News. Shudder
These are The Things White People Say about the Trayvon Martin case, in an attempt to marginalize and minimize legitimate complaints. In other words, it'a cop out, a weapon of mass distraction.
Psst Brooke! We care about all crime, we express outrage and work for justice in our community everyday, the problem is y'all don't hear us because that's not considered news worthy. We are not as depraved as they would have you believe. It's the media.
This is proof Attorney General Eric Holder was right (no pun), America is a nation of cowards about race. At the time there were some who thought he was putting us down, but there were others who understood he was asking us to have courage. Maybe if we had done that, Trayvon Martin, Sean Bell, Oscar Grant, Kenneth Chamberlin, Rekia Boyd and countless others would be alive today.
If a video and an eyewitness is not enough to arrest George Zimmerman, and the fact their case is falling apart , I don't know what is. I wish I could say I had faith in our justice system, but I just can't. Maybe if there were investigating a gambling bingo bill and corruption......
Today's Must Reads
Trayvon Martin, Troy Davis and the 2012 Election
On the other hand, in the interest of making some whites feel better about themselves, the hacks at CNN sought out the tiny and deceptively named “New Black Panther Party” which seems to exist purely to be called upon by the likes of Sean Hannity and Anderson Cooper when they need a comic black racist bogeyman. The NBPP dutifully rendered its standard performance, complete with scowling and on-camera chest-thumping about bounties and “citizens arrests.”Don't Let Them Fool You, Keep Fighting for Justice!
As Bob Marley said, don't let them fool you. Don't let those those punk police fool you. Don't let uncle toms like Rev. Bryant sidetrack you. Don't let those buffoons masquerading as Black Panthers or anyone else trick you into doing something crazy. Keep marching, keep petitioning, keep speaking out, keep blogging until we get justice for Trayvon!Let us march on until victory is won.