This incident hits me hard. Being black for one thing but that’s not it. My mom always told me that life in America a a black male is not an easy thing. We can’t wear a hoodie, or a skully without being suspected to rob, kill or steal. Granted as a race, we did this to ourselves. But my mom is right. Trayvon’s death proves it.
To me, God took Trayvons life for people to realize that we(black males) are treated differently than most races. Not saying that we are the only ones. I’m just speaking on blacks because that’s what I am. I know Hispanics, Asians, etc. are also stereotyped. I know. But twice this year(maybe more) I’ve heard of an innocent black male, at the same age as Trayvon, been killed. One by a cop up in the Bronx in the bath tub of his own house. Now Trayvon who was killed by “neighborhood crime watch”. It bothers the hell out of me. So much.
What scares me the most is that I live in Florida. My life can be taken if someone feels threatened by me. Trayvon was shot taking some drinks and skittles inside. I could be killed or any other black male can be killed for something much less. That law needs to be removed. Personally, the right to Bear Arms needs to be removed. A lot of trigger happy ass people out there.
I hope justice is served and that man is put behind bars & that something is done about this law. More importantly I want to people to look at black people differently. No doubt black people have to take the first step in that direction. But the thing is not all black people are thieves, murders, drug dealers, etc. The black people who don’t fit the stereotypes, are still stereotyped. I need that to change. We’re all human & we all belong to one race. The human race. We need to coexist.
Just my thoughts yo.
Can we get this to 10k? :D