i meant to post this a while ago, but a friend from school came to visit and i got pretty busy.
along with President Obama’s statement about the tragedy, there has been constant backlash about the verdict at George Zimmerman’s trial. to note a highlight, President Obama reiterated what he had said before: “You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son. Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.” this is a pretty smooth way to say that america has got some serious problems. facts are facts. 35 years ago, it could have been obama, and today, it could have been any other black man’s son.
last week, an article in the Huffington Post, highlighted Treyvon Martin’s parents, who have come out to say they won’t be taking a stance on the proposed boycott. Treyvon’s mom is right: ” ‘They have a right to express themselves,’ Fulton said of boycott advocates.” they have a right to express themselves and the rest of the world has a right to see them. if america is going to take anything from this tragedy, it has to scream about Treyvon from the hilltops and let the memory of him run through the streets. america has to be sure that Treyvon is not forgotten.