I'm not against guns either. But something needs to be done.MonaBlissa wrote:I'm aware on hate on all sides. And I'm not necessarily against guns. For city living, I can understand restrictions, but for rural areas, I can't let bears get me.
If you read the comments section, you should know the general consensus of the American public...Friends fear for safety of man who shot Florida teen
http://news.yahoo.com/friends-fear-safe ... 52483.html
There seems to be a dark side lurking in most humans a side which allows people to be manipulated into stereotyping, discrimination and bigotry so one has to always be vigilant. Your grandparents and great grand parents had to endure much hardship. I would hope America is a better place today than what it was for them. America can never go back to slavery, or the Jim Crow laws with its disgusting segregation of public schools, public places, and public transportation, and the segregation of restrooms, restaurants, and drinking fountains for whites and blacks.MonaBlissa wrote:It's a sad burden for black parents to warn their kids for another generation about "being black while breathing" in America.
It's a shame. These are experiences that my grandmother and mother spoke of, it is happening in a generation beyond me. Sadly, these stories are no different from my gg-grandparents generation. But, idiot boxes like to live in denial.
You should never forget the struggles your family and yourself have endured. I too do not like the treatment given to President Obama but there is a very good chance he will over come this, rise above it and win the next election. Nor do I like what happened to young Travon. Yes there is hardship, injustice and mistreatment but I would like to think there is still opportunity and hope for America.MonaBlissa wrote:@Android - America has tackled issues in a short time that ancient cultures haven't tackled or overcame. I applaud that as an American. And post-civil rights blacks lived with the economic genocide and social trauma and ostracism of forced integration, a whole other topic, and simultaneously marginalization.
But racism isn't far removed from me. I've experienced racism, my siblings, parents and every generation of my family since we arrived here. I will never forget my life or family's genealogy. And to see a black president get treated worse than all the presidents I've encountered in my life, just references my family's stories.
Travon is a reflection of the treatment black Americans have endured. We fought in every war, built this nation and get treated as disposables.
If we want to go there, I somewhat agree with you, and I am preparing myself internally and internationally for that.Titan3510 wrote:In all honesty, I don't think there is hope. The country is beginning to fall apart from the inside.
What makes you say that?naughtynae wrote:This is a case I have been following closely it has moved me more than I ever thought I could have imagined.
I've been through 4 Hurricanes, and the last one was hell. I saw what people are capable of when they feel their survival,no,"comfortable survival," is at risk.Titan3510 wrote:^ Well...in all honesty, I can live a week without electricity...
I don't know if you remember Hurricane Ike...yeah...I was without power for a week and I managed just fine...
Hmmm...I definitely understand what you're saying.MonaBlissa wrote:I see the world differently. I truly pray for justice for Travon.
Faith is all I have, because I don't see people the same anymore.
That was really nice of her.What a beautiful Open Letter from Sinead O'Connor
http://www.smileyandwest.com/treyvon-le ... Connor.pdf
Let's hope so. *crosses fingurs*neoepzilon wrote:He killed a boy who posed no threat to him. White, Black, Asian, or Martian, what he did was wrong.
But I have a good feeling that he will not get off like Casey Anthony did. I'm just waiting for things to play out.
One of his parents are supposedly latino, but what is that suppose to mean? Hispanic or latino is not a race. And this story isn't about race.NothingFails wrote:I was stunned after seeing Zimmerman's picture. The media pretty much painted him as this uber-Aryan looking skinhead type of guy, and I don't think he is exactly white himself, he looks Latino.
Regardless of nationality, his ass belongs in jail.
The media has made it a race issue. They've painted it as this racist Klansman piece of shit killing a black guy for no reason except racism. Once you see what the guy looks like, it completely kills the theory American media painted him as being, because Aryan groups wouldn't accept him any more than Trayvon, but yet they claim he's one of those types who belong to hate groups.neoepzilon wrote:One of his parents are supposedly latino, but what is that suppose to mean? Hispanic or latino is not a race. And this story isn't about race.NothingFails wrote:I was stunned after seeing Zimmerman's picture. The media pretty much painted him as this uber-Aryan looking skinhead type of guy, and I don't think he is exactly white himself, he looks Latino.
Regardless of nationality, his ass belongs in jail.
This 200+ lb man stalked and killed a child. That is all.