This is one of those case that will probably go down as one that will be remembered in history. Sad part is if you have never experienced racism or profiling which alot of people have not then you cant understand on this one . A 17yr old who is 6 feet 160 pounds according to police report verse a grown man who is 5’9 (on his police report it doesn’t state weight ) but I know his friend on a talk show claimed Trayvon outweighed Zimmerman by 40 pounds which is hard to believe when he looks very robust to say the least on television.
Everone has weighed in , Bill Cosby says its about gun rights …. hmmm politicaly yes it is it to is on trial on that level I guess you can throw that in the FLA law is a little on the man holding the guns side ….. but its about a little more Mr. Cosby and Im a fan of yours for blacks at least who have seen there fair share of injustice. This is big and America as a whole has some soul searching in 2012 to do if Zimmerman does go free. Mentally this affects any African American with a male child. In places like Seattle Wa where its colder weather and more common for a teenager to wear a hoodie what do you tell them, that’s normal attire. I dont know all about Zimmerman but I do know when you do something your ashamed of you show remorse and you apologize weak people hide cowards hide this is the neighborhood watch leader ?
Ask yourself whatever race, Im sure if Trayvon was 40 yrs old and would of shot a young white child it would be very different. How would you feel if that was the case ? To those who paint Trayvon as a thug or if it was your child a Latino or young Asian or any race or nationality if he was painted a certain way .
Trayvon Martin’s death has galvanized a divided nation into political action — some demand his shooter be held accountable, while others defend George Zimmerman’s right to bear arms and stand his ground.
While the case continues to develop, bloggers and artists have taken to the web to weigh in on the controversy. Most of these cartoons take a clear political and moral stance, critiquing the polarizing Stand Your Ground law, Florida gun law, and/or racial profiling.
These images are provocative precisely because they suggest strong opinions about issues that seldom enter public discourse, such as the stigma surrounding hoodies, and prejudice against black male youth.