Dr. Frances Cress-Welsing, author of The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors, and Dr. Marimba Ani, author of Yurugu: An African-Centered Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behavior, discuss the murder of Trayvon Martin and the system of Racism (White Supremacy).
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"They Didn’t See My Son As Human:" Trayvon Martin’s Mother Sybrina Fulton Expresses Disappointment and Frustration With Zimmerman Trial And Verdict
Trayvon Martin’s mother said Thursday night that she didn’t believe the six women jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman were able to imagine her son as their own son.
Sybrina Fulton told CNN’s Anderson Cooper she was shocked when she heard the verdict.
“The reason I say that is because I just look at people as people, and I thought for sure that the jury looked at Trayvon as an average teenager that was minding his own business, that wasn’t committing any crime, that was coming home from the store and was feet away from where he was actually going,” she said. “But when I heard the verdict I kind of understand the disconnect, in that maybe they didn’t see Trayvon as their son, they didn’t see Trayvon as a teenager, they didn’t see Trayvon as just a human being that was minding his own business.”
Zimmerman never denied killing Martin. The neighborhood watch volunteer said he briefly followed the unarmed black teen because he suspected he was up to no good. At some point, Martin and Zimmerman got into a physical fight, which resulted in Martin being shot. The defense team was able to convince the jury there was not enough evidence to prove Zimmerman acted with “ill will.”
“I thought the human side of them would say, ‘Listen this was a kid, this guy made a mistake,’” Fulton said.
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This really says it all. Both about the jury and the people that are happy that Zimmerman got off. "They Didn’t See My Son As Human:"
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If you want JUSTICE in the system of racism white supremacy, protesting for one night won’t accomplish anything. You have to be instrumental in breaking down the system and raising your level of knowledge and consciousness. I have 5 things for nonwhite people to boycott that could make a huge difference in the system and our consciousness level:
-Boycott fast food corporations
-Boycott TV & Mainstream media
-Boycott Hollywood (if you need to watch a movie, watch it for free on the net, never give money to Hollywood)
-Boycott RWS pornography (I should just say ALL porn, but let’s start with this), or anything that shows RWS in a sexually desirable light (such as superbowl ads, etc.)
-Boycott or LIMIT alcohol, tobacco, and drug consumption
I can see some withdrawal symptoms from giving up some of these things, but that is only because we have been conditioned to think that we really need these things and cannot live without it. Can you imagine what a difference this would make if you gave up these things? Others have made great suggestions too. Please choose a feasible number of things to boycott, and make a commitment to it forever. If you falter, no worries, just focus on getting back on track. You are doing this for yourself and justice. After all, what is the price for putting racism white supremacy out of business?
There are no easy answers. We cannot change the non-just dynamics of this planet without changing ourselves first. I suggest that we channel our fears, sadness, anger, pain towards constructive actions. My default code is minimalism as a lifestyle choice, buy black if available. Adjust and adapt to fit your needs but we have to start thinking, speaking, and ACTING in ways that truly reflect our desire for real Justice. Justice is state in which we can guarantee that no one is mistreated for any reason and the persons who need the most help get the constructive help they need.