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harriyanna · a month ago
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i just would like to remind yall that people said they didn’t care about rue from the hunger games getting killed because she was black a month after trayvon martin was murdered. 
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profkew · 2 months ago
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melatonindrippin · 2 months ago
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This is mind blowing…and scary at the same time! It looks like the same young man!
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qupritsuvwix · 2 months ago
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fundamentallyroyal · 2 months ago
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The white 18-year old suspect in the race related murder of people is a “teenager” and a “child”. A 17 year old person of color who is murdered for just walking down the street and wearing a hood is a “thug”. An 18 year old person of color, walking towards police with his hands up is gunned down and called a “man”. Tell me it’s not race related. The media is complicit.
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ellisonline · 5 months ago
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He would have been 27 years old today.
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fivedollarradio · 5 months ago
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Not every killing connects with the culture and activates a mass movement. In fact, few do. It’s exceedingly rare. But maybe once in a generation, maybe once in a century, one lands like a match on dry kindling.
Martin’s killing did just that.
The air itself, at the time, was crackling with revolt. The Arab Spring had just swept the Arab world as young people rebelled against oppression, authoritarianism and stagnation. And in the United States, Occupy Wall Street, an overwhelmingly white movement, was changing the narrative of economics and wealth, by spotlighting social and income inequality. Young people everywhere were flexing their muscles with surprising strength. And young Black people in particular were coming of age in an era of social media, watching the rise of Black Twitter with its activist instinct, learning about intersectionality, the idea that multiple forms of oppression can and do overlap like a Venn diagram, and reading Michelle Alexander’s wildly successful “The New Jim Crow.”
A new racial consciousness was awakening, and to be fully conscious of American racism is to be fully enraged by it.
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profkew · 2 months ago
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Trayvon Martin’s hoodie was never supposed to end up in an exhibit on Reconstruction at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. But then the 17-year-old boy was shot and killed in Sanford, Florida, by a self-appointed neighborhood watch captain, while carrying nothing but a cell phone, a pack of Skittles, and a can of iced tea.
Kidada Williams, a history professor at Wayne State University tells Trymaine Lee that she sees a clear through line between Reconstruction and Trayvon Martin.
“The way he was targeted for minding his own business, the way he was demonized, and in some cases blamed for his own [death] is very consistent with what happened during Reconstruction,” she explains.
Listen here or anywhere you podcast.
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uninterruptedafricans · 5 months ago
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I WILL NEVER FORGET
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alwaysscreechingbasement · 5 months ago
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withbellzon · 5 months ago
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i’ll never forget somebody posted pics of Trayvon’s dead body on here. i ain’t unfollow somebody so fast in my life. images i still can’t unsee. the reason i know he had Arizona Watermelon and not Arizona Iced Tea. can’t believe it’s been a decade. RIP
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accras · 5 months ago
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In a video that went viral last week, two Bridgewater Township officers break up a fight at a mall between two boys: one White, the other Black. While the White teenager is pushed onto a nearby couch, the Black teenager is pinned to the ground and then handcuffed. Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who's representing the family of the Black teenager, said in a recent statement that the incident pulled into focus "the kind of racial bias that we need to root out of our system of policing."
But it's not only the country's policing system that fails to recognize the humanity of Black boys. The impulse in the US to treat them not as children but as brutes, as villains, extends far beyond law enforcement.
The New Jersey incident occurred just as many prepare to observe the 10-year anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin, the Black 17-year-old whom George Zimmerman gunned down on February 26, 2012.
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stevenspringphotography · 5 months ago
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The Ballad Of Trayvon Martin
The Ballad Of Trayvon Martin
February 26, 2022 I do not profess to be a poet, nor even a decent writer of song, however I believe I know injustice when seeing it. Here is something I wrote after the tragic death of Trayvon Martin, ten years ago today; The Ballad Of Trayvon Martin Trayvon Martin, never stood a chanceShot down in cold blood by a man who wanted street credPoor George Zimmerman, he wouldn’t have done anything…
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