1. 12:00 18th Jul 2013

    Notes: 20967

    Reblogged from faineemae

    Tags: trayvon martinracism

    image: Download

    unapologetically-black:

angrywomenofcolorunited:

meetlawrence:

it bugs the fuck outta me that people are justifying trayvon’s murder due to pictures that portray him to be nothing more than a teenager. if trayvon wants to wear a grill, that doesn’t make him a thug just as it doesn’t make miley or justin a thug. if trayvon wants to smoke marijuana, other than it being illegal i see no harm. 90% of the people I know pose with fingers in pictures. Whether its middle fingers, thumb signs up, gang signs, or prayer hands. Get over it.
you cannot justify someone’s murder because of the assumptions you make of his character through photos. would miley’s murder be justifiable? would justin’s murder be justifiable? probably not. 
im in no way trying to throw miley or justin under the bus. just making a point that miley, justin, and trayvon all represent the modern day teenager whether you want to accept it or not. 

You see, this is why I’m against white people appropriating Black culture. I don’t see white people like Miley and Justin being killed for appropriation of Black Culture, when Miley and Justin do it they’re “going through a phase”, “experimenting” or “just being Teenagers” but when Black men like Trayvon do it he’s a “thug” and a “threat”. People cannot tell me that this case was not about race because it was. - Grace

Here’s another problem, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus are both about the age of being minors. Many people still talk about them as if they are just young kids, and they are. 
But when we call Trayvon—who was a 17 year old minor—a child, people tell us to call him a man. Our children are never really viewed as children. Our children are never really viewed as human, unless they qualify their existence by becoming exceptional, by White America’s standards.
Trayvon was just doing dumb stuff that teens do. He was just trying to find a place to fit in, to find his identity. Now, he’ll never find it. And he’ll never know that millions of people are affected by his death, and actually cry for him. 
Please, people, keep in mind that this is no isolated incident or rare occurrence.

    unapologetically-black:

    angrywomenofcolorunited:

    meetlawrence:

    it bugs the fuck outta me that people are justifying trayvon’s murder due to pictures that portray him to be nothing more than a teenager. if trayvon wants to wear a grill, that doesn’t make him a thug just as it doesn’t make miley or justin a thug. if trayvon wants to smoke marijuana, other than it being illegal i see no harm. 90% of the people I know pose with fingers in pictures. Whether its middle fingers, thumb signs up, gang signs, or prayer hands. Get over it.

    you cannot justify someone’s murder because of the assumptions you make of his character through photos. would miley’s murder be justifiable? would justin’s murder be justifiable? probably not. 

    im in no way trying to throw miley or justin under the bus. just making a point that miley, justin, and trayvon all represent the modern day teenager whether you want to accept it or not. 

    You see, this is why I’m against white people appropriating Black culture. I don’t see white people like Miley and Justin being killed for appropriation of Black Culture, when Miley and Justin do it they’re “going through a phase”, “experimenting” or “just being Teenagers” but when Black men like Trayvon do it he’s a “thug” and a “threat”. People cannot tell me that this case was not about race because it was. - Grace

    Here’s another problem, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus are both about the age of being minors. Many people still talk about them as if they are just young kids, and they are.

    But when we call Trayvon—who was a 17 year old minor—a child, people tell us to call him a man. Our children are never really viewed as children. Our children are never really viewed as human, unless they qualify their existence by becoming exceptional, by White America’s standards.

    Trayvon was just doing dumb stuff that teens do. He was just trying to find a place to fit in, to find his identity. Now, he’ll never find it. And he’ll never know that millions of people are affected by his death, and actually cry for him. 

    Please, people, keep in mind that this is no isolated incident or rare occurrence.

     
    1. she-wants-the-sunny-d reblogged this from verbosetherapy
    2. teheeboo reblogged this from smoochesfromstacey
    3. rainbowvettel reblogged this from twisted-testicle
    4. twisted-testicle reblogged this from strawbmilkshake
    5. somewherebelowrichandfamous reblogged this from strawbmilkshake
    6. fiestanextdoor reblogged this from cvlikusu
    7. strawbmilkshake reblogged this from smoochesfromstacey
    8. takeawalkwithus reblogged this from beautifulsoulff
    9. breakfastwithb reblogged this from beautifulsoulff
    10. princesspony101 reblogged this from dxvpxbitchhhh
    11. beautifulsoulff reblogged this from ddupreestuff
    12. letsnotgothereboo reblogged this from ddupreestuff
    13. ddupreestuff reblogged this from smoochesfromstacey
    14. mooon-chiild reblogged this from cvlikusu
    15. dxvpxbitchhhh reblogged this from cvlikusu
    16. icanthinkofaurl-ugh reblogged this from cvlikusu
    17. cvlikusu reblogged this from missashley-xo
    18. real-vs-fake-- reblogged this from missashley-xo
    19. missashley-xo reblogged this from smoochesfromstacey
    20. haneefistheonlyone reblogged this from smoochesfromstacey
    21. lameasskara reblogged this from smoochesfromstacey
    22. englishfry reblogged this from smoochesfromstacey
    23. feeling-novacane reblogged this from smoochesfromstacey
    24. smoochesfromstacey reblogged this from 93-til-infinityyy
    25. staracrosstheocean reblogged this from bellecosby
    26. 93-til-infinityyy reblogged this from bellecosby
    27. good-vibes-and-natural-highs reblogged this from themeccaofmelanin
    28. theebeautifulsoul reblogged this from thatgirldeshay