Trayvon Martin Updates

[Content Note: Violence; racism; stalking.]

The major news today is that a white supremacist has hacked Trayvon Martin's personal online accounts and made public some of their content, like Facebook exchanges about dope. We are, of course, meant to be SHOCKED AND APPALLED that a teenager smoked weed, because no upstanding citizen has ever done that before. Only miscreants like our last three presidents.
Klanklannon included none of Martin's emails in his leak, because the picture they paint is of a normal high school junior preparing for college. A screenshot of Trayvon's Gmail inbox our source provided us is heartbreaking. Martin apparently used his Gmail account for his college search, and it's filled with emails about upcoming SAT tests and scholarship applications. ("Trayvon, now is the best time to take the SATs!") One email included the results of a career aptitude test, our source said. It "talked about his interest in aeronautics and stuff."
I just don't even know what to say anymore.

Continually, people of color and white anti-racism advocates are accused of "making everything about race" by racists, but never has that been more clearly exposed as projection. Every single thing about Trayvon Martin looks different to these assholes because of the color of his skin.

I would bet everything I own that most of the white fucks trying to build a thug case against a dead teenager could themselves have been described as smoking weed, acting grown and tough, and trying to figure out what to do and who to be when they were teenagers. That sure sounds like pretty much every single person I knew when I was a teen, myself included.

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Recommended Reading:

Boston Globe: Trayvon Martin: "He's Just Like Us."

New York Daily News: George Zimmerman lost job as party security guard for being too aggressive, ex-co-worker says.

New York Times: Bloggers Cherry-Pick From Social Media to Cast Trayvon Martin as a Menace.

Chicago Tribune: Like Trayvon Martin? Unarmed teen shot, killed by New York police.

Democracy Now: Killed at Home: White Plains, NY Police Called Out on Medical Alert Shoot Dead Black Veteran, 68.

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