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The Hooded Political Statement…

In Daily Musings on March 25, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Posted by Flymanran on Instagram

Rest In Peace!

In honour of Trayvon Martin, the young man, senselessly gunned down in Florida last month, there is now a new political statement and a growing movement of wearing a hooded sweatshirt.  The general public, actors, athletes, musicians, among many others, expressed solidarity and anger yesterday at various rallies across the country for an unarmed teenager, who was shot down in cold blood.  The only criteria to participate in the various rallies was to wear your hooded sweatshirt.  As you may know, Trayvon was walking through a gated community with some sweets and a soda in his hand, talking to his 16-year-old girlfriend.  He looked suspicious to a man named George Zimmerman who chased him, who then proceeded to gun him down, and then of all things claimed self-defense.  Against some sweets and a can of soda????  In his eyes Trayvon did not belong there and deserved to die.  Is that because all black men wearing a hooded sweatshirt are up to no good??  Why did it take so long for us to even hear about this? It happened a month ago!  There are so many questions, it’s mind-boggling.

I’ve debated whether I was going to blog about this, because many others have already done so.  I wondered what could I say, that you haven’t already heard, but after constantly hearing about this, I could not take it anymore and felt I needed to add my voice and not just sit idly by.  I have brothers, I have a nephew, I have friends who have sons, when does this end?

Trayvon, Rest In Peace, who knows what you could have become in this life, now we will never know.  God Bless his family.

Read article here:

Trayvon Martin hoodie protest:

Seeking Justice:

Muhammad Ali representing Trayvon

This is how most of America thinks:

  1. With you guys in spirit here in the UK!!!

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