This is pure genius. Notice at the start she makes sure to let us know her kids are autistic, that way we're supposed to have some sympathy for her. But then she turns it around and channels that sympathy to Trayvon. Well played, lady, well played.
I am not Trayvon Martin. I am a 30 something white woman, a married Mother of 5. My sons are white, yet two have autism. I fear someday their “weird behavior" may lead to a percussion, just for who they are. But unlike Trayvon I can coach & teach my sons how to “fit in" I can take them to therapy and they get special classes in school. They get special adaptations and help, ……..they get sympathy…..They get a chance…something Zimmerman never gave Trayvon..a chance…..something the jury gave too much of to Zimmerman.
Trayvon being black meant he was not helped, he was judged without knowing, profiled without cause, and ultimately punished by death without cause.
Trayvon was a beautiful, young man. He had promise and dreams and like many kids his age he may not have always made the best choices. But had he been white rather than black those choices would have been viewed as innocent, not used against him. Trayvon should of been looking toward college and a career, hoping to meet his life mate and later raising a family. He should of gone on to use the gift he had to make his way in life. He should of been given a chance, which is what we all deserve.
They called it the “George Zimmerman trial" but it was really the “Trayvon Martin trial". Where Zimmerman played as judge, jury and executioner. Zimmerman was deemed “white enough" to get away with it. Trayvon was sentenced to death for being black.
I am ashamed of this country although after reading these posts I have a tiny bit of hope. I hope & pray for a future where the world is color blind. I teach my children that race, color, religion, gender, orientation or economic position does not matter, how wonderful a world where those views were universally shared. we should be considered ONE RACE…the HUMAN RACE.
I may not be Trayvon Martin but I weep for him and his family. Shame on anyone who cannot see he was a promise, a hope….. a light….put out to early. He was not killed, he was murdered by someone “white enough" with a dark heart, the evil in Zimmerman abounds.
I also see they've abandoned the "white-hispanic." He's now "white enough."