"When you mix guns with racism, well that's a recipe for disaster."
"It is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself, when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks."
This quote goes perfectly to those who believe that Trayvon Martin attacked George Zimmerman. If this is true then after being followed, pushed and bullied, I believe he was well in his right.
"Is it safe to say it is dangerous to be a black man in America?"
"If I had a son he'd look like Trayvon."
"I believe in human rights for everyone, and none of us is qualified to judge eachother."
"We declare our right on this Earth... to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this Earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary."
(Snippet of a spoken word poet's piece on Trayvon Martin)
I personally believe this is bigger than a racial issue. Maybe George Zimmerman's claims of not being racist are true, but he is definitely prejudice. Being prejudice can be just as damaging as being racist. But... even more important this is about justice being served. Rather than ONLY pointing a finger at Zimmerman and looking to ONLY combat racism let's take it a step further. We need to make sure that the people who are become officers really live up to their oath of "to protect and to serve." I'm beginning to get a little confused here... who are these officers protecting, the innocent or the guilty? Whatever the case, I am Trayvon Martin.
Rest in paradise.
- Taking Hollywood by STORM