Rest in Peace, Trayvon Benjamin Martin
To supporters of George Zimmerman and his actions, this is the person Zimmerman killed. This is the life that was ended too early, way too early. Trayvon had not even graduated high school. He had not even decided what he was going to do with his life. Zimmerman, on the other hand, had already decided. He decided that Trayvon was a thug, a ***hole that “always got away.” Zimmerman already had it in his mind that Trayvon was up to no good. Zimmerman’s supporters feel the same way.
If you defend George Zimmerman’s actions, you are a racist. If you justify someone, regardless of their race, walking up and shooting someone, you are an advocate for murder.
One central fact in this case is plain and simple: Trayvon Benjamin Martin is dead. He and his family deserve justice, justice that, were it not for public outcry, might not be happening, and still may not be happening if there is an acquittal or a hung jury.
Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin have forever lost one of their sons, a son that was an honor roll student that was gunned down on a fateful night in February 2012.
Don’t let the right-wing propaganda machine paint Trayvon Martin as a pot-smoking, gun-wielding, suspicious person. The pictures above are the real Trayvon Martin. The Martin that did well in school, rarely got in trouble at school, the Martin that simply wanted to live his life.
Zimmerman ended that life suddenly, and to this day, has never shown remorse either privately or publicly. Racism exists in all cultures, and there are racists in all cultures. To deny race in any and all discussions of this case is a misappropriation of relevant and pertinent topics. Yes, Zimmerman is biracial, half-White and half-Hispanic, and yes, Zimmerman can still be racist even though he is part Hispanic.
Racism transcends different races and ethnicities. To gloss over that fact would be a travesty.