Ok so the forces that be in social media posted a picture of a white kid Marley Lion next to Trayvon in the effort of trying to say both cases are similar and that Marley did not get the popular outlook as Trayvon. I don't even know how Marley Lion folks feel about there son's picture being paraded around in social media for a cause they did not start.
I don't know why whoever is make the comparisons is trying to make this a black versus white issue because Its pretty clear to us african americans that Zimmerman is NOT white.
This is and never was a black versus white issue , its a justice issue.
In fact both blacks and whites are in the Florida governments office protested the stand your ground law here in Florida.
The reason why Marley Lion did not get all the long standing hype in the media is because, his suspects was quickly caught and arrested.
Yep four black men. Hey call it racists if you want, and it probably was...and I'd love to see those guys get justice like any other criminal.Put them in death row and let them rot in jail for all I care. They murdered a kid for no reason and they deserve it. There is video in this case and the case is still pending but the 4 men are in jail as far as I know.
The reason why Trayvon case was upsetting is that NO ARRESTS WERE MADE, at least not initially. I think everyone is forgetting that. Trayvon was being followed. Zimmerman was trigger happy, why else would he walk with he gun in hand...listen to the dispatch tape again "They always get away"
he said...this time Zimmerman made up his mind that no suspect of Zimmerman was going to get away. Zimmerman also was a frequent caller to 911. This guy has clear mental issues And for those questioning whether Trayvon was a child or not listen to the dispatch tape again Zimmerman clearly identified that Trayvon was a teen.
Yeah Trayzon had something in his hand, his cell phone
. Records showed he was on his cell 2 minutes before he died. There is so much that people are just forgetting.
Anyways, both these cases were totally different. Both Trayvon Martin and Marley Lion deserve justice, I don't care what color they are.
Jul 21, '13
Quote from anothergrumpyoldRN
Institutional bigotry and racism is alive and well in the south.
It doesn't matter that Zimmerman is not white...it matters that Treyvon was black.
This. I get really annoyed at people pointing out that Zimmerman wasn't white, as if that is an airtight defense against prejudice.
So many 'non-white' countries have long histories of personal and societal racism toward people of darker skin. I see it all the time in my husband's native Mexico. The darker-skinned indigenous tend to be seen as less sophisticated, less intelligent, and less worthy of rights than the lighter-skinned folks with more European traits. (This is changing, but very slowly, and the discrimination still exists. It's an insult in Mexico to call someone an 'indio
'.) My friend points it out when she sees it among her fellow Indians (as in, from India). Does it really matter that Zimmerman doesn't fit a narrowly defined term like 'white'? Anytime there is an 'us' and a 'them', anytime we stop seeing each other merely as fellow humans, there is an enormous problem.
Last edit by Elvish on Jul 21, '13