28 Mar 2012

Thoughtful Wednesday: Justice for all their Sons

Once upon a time I had a blog where I poured my thoughts on race issues. I stopped blogging on that blog because after a while my inside felt like tearing apart, because there is too much race inequality in this world for me to bear. I decided to focus on the positive side of life. But sometimes some issues cannot be over looked.

Some injustices need more awareness than the popular media can give.

Today is the anniversary of another childless mother, father. Today marks one month 2 days since Trayvon Martin was shot down. trayvon-martin Since that moment a mother became childless because a man deemed his ‘right’ to shoot another person down because he was wearing a hoodie and his face was black.

Now the media is manipulating facts and evidences, arguing that the shooting was not racial profiling because the man who killed Trayvon Martin is Hispanic. Some bigots are saying that he shouldn’t have wore a hoodie because a young black male wearing hoodie at Night is like looking for trouble.

Am I reading right?

Just because one wears a hoodie makes that person a hoodlum?

wearing a hoodie doesn’t make one a gangster. i like to wear my hoodie sweater and my family do too

the question is, how can a man be left free to go around the country after killing another human-being.

I blame the system for allowing a law that gives the right to any sick person to fire a gun then argue that he was threatened or he was protecting ‘his’ neighbourhood or he was doing good for his city because he thought the person in front of him was a bad person without any evidence.

According to me this law is like a modern version of the lynch law!

Trayvon Martin’s death goes along all those sons who died and they case are still unresolved and not brought to justice.

May his soul rest in peace and may his name open a road for justice in front of inequality. 

10 comments:

  1. Great post. I wrote one about this topic as well, however, it came from a place of frustration and anger, so I'm sitting on it a bit. We need an arrest and we need justice. We need not get distracted, I have plenty hoodies. And my sons will as well. I'm not sure how you can claim self defense if you pursued the person? This all makes makes me crazy, and I pray we as a people stay on top of this case.

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    1. You are so right, there should be an arrest and better justice for this case

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  2. I am so disgusted about this. I don't understand this whole thing but I hope that justice prevails in this situation because if it doesn't what a sad world we live in.

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  3. I couldn't agree more.
    I have been thinking a lot about this case that has shaken so many of us. I can't even articulate the sadness I feel for the life lost, the many lives lost in a similar manner and the fact that innocent people, my loved-ones, friends and neighbors must live in fear. It disgusts me. It cuts me. It makes me ashamed to know that this hate exists.
    I pray that Trayvon's family can find peace and I pray that mankind can learn from this terrible tragedy.

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    1. I hope mankind can learn from this terrible tragid too. I believe the new media is helping a lot bcause it is thanks to that the world is seeking justice and achieving it. Hope it will make wonders in this case

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  4. The saddest part about this case is that Trayvon isn't the only one. So many other African American boys had died under similar circumstances in the same city and yet Trayvon was STILL affected.

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    1. this shows that it is about that people make noise and not let this buried under the carpet. i am glad his family is seeking justice

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  5. There are so many programs and laws that are out there that make it okay to hunt and hurt our young men. I just wrote a blog post about it, I called it Two Americas.

    When everything is said and done, it's still a civilian that followed another civilian and shot him in cold blood. If that's not murder, I'm not sure what is. My heart goes out to this family and all the families that had to face something like this.

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  6. such a wonderful post..my heart is definitely saddened for this little guy and his family. it scares me to hear news like this because i always think this could be my son!

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