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RE: Travon Martin - Why do we not see the same protesting when people of color k

  1. Neil Horton profile image61
    Neil Hortonposted 6 years ago

    RE: Travon Martin - Why do we not see the same protesting when people of color kills a white person?

    Before you sceam racisim on my part, I have a black/white mixed child of my own, so I am not racially motivated by my question. I am however curious why activists such as Jessie Jackson and   Al Sharpton not out screaming about the injustices of white people being killed by a black person? Why doe's the media not jump on the band wagon when any other person of color kills a white person?

  2. LucidDreams profile image70
    LucidDreamsposted 6 years ago

    God, I hate to be brutally honest, Al Sharpton andJessie Jacksom are black. So they are not going to get any tv time screaming about white killings! This is what they live for........White people being killed by black people....this isn't even news worthy anymore. People will most likely hate that answer but you have to be's true!

    This is a racially charged issue that has gone worldwide. I shouldn't have even answered in any form. With that said, I do see your point but more importantly, let's get to the truth and not use this as an agenda to fight over race politics.

  3. junkseller profile image86
    junksellerposted 6 years ago

    They aren't just screaming about the injustice of someone being murdered. They are screaming about a black boy being murdered and the killer freely walking away. They are screaming about a black boy being murdered for no other reason other than being black. If a white boy had been killed by a black man and that killer had walked away, maybe the media would be all over it, but that doesn't ever happen does it?

  4. FlowOfThought profile image60
    FlowOfThoughtposted 6 years ago

    The kid has skittles and some tea, he can be heard screaming for help on 911 tapes, the man who admitted to killing him is free, I don't need to make this a race thing to know that this is wrong. However, I strongly believe that if this kid was white, then he would never have been bothered by this crazy neighborhood watch freak. I also think that the police in the area are either racist, or incompetent. How else can you explain this miscarriage of justice? The reason that the media hops all over this story is because it was clearly committed for no other reason than he was black. In this freaks mind being black in that neighborhood was "suspicious". The media would still be all over this story if the races were reversed. Racism against anyone gets everyone fired up and paying attention to the news. Its good for ratings.

  5. feenix profile image61
    feenixposted 6 years ago

    The answer to the question is the following:

    When a black kills a white or another black, that doesn't count.

    The only time it counts is when a white kills a black.

    And if you don't believe that, just ask Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Those two will tell you that the foregoing is the truth.

  6. breathe2travel profile image81
    breathe2travelposted 6 years ago

    Zimmerman is not white - he is hispanic.  I live in a safe, middleclass neighborhood.  A few weeks ago, a WHITE man was walking our neighborhood wearing a hoodie, his head down.  He looked suspicious to me.  This was at night, so I turned down the street I saw him turn on, and shined my lights on him, hoping to thwart any ill-intentions if he had any.  I almost called a friend who lives on the cul de sac where he was walking.  Was I racist?  No.  Just suspicious of someone wearing a hoodie on a warm evening on the Gulf Coast.

    I do not believe this was a racist-incited incident.  I believe it is a horribly tragic over-reaction. Additionally, racism exists not just majority against minority, but vice-versa.  I have felt its sting many times.

  7. profile image52
    MoeLesterJrposted 4 years ago

    Because if we started to make a deal about it the blacks would be outraged and the whites would look racist trying to put a black man in jail