Ignorance Ignored?

By now I’m sure that the entire nation is aware of the ignorant crime that took place on February 26 involving the murder of a Florida teen, Trayvon Martin, within a gated community in Sanford, Florida. If you haven’t, then allow me to restate the horrific event. Trayvon had gone to a nearby 7-11 for snacks and was on his way back to the house, where he and his father were visiting family and friends, when he was spotted by 28 year old George Zimmerman, the killer. The neighborhood patrol volunteer had called the police to report a “really suspicious looking guy” prior to shooting 17 year old Martin. He told the dispatcher that Martin “looks like he’s up to no good or he’s on drugs or something.” He described Martin as having his hand on his waistband, carrying an object, and coming towards him. “And he’s a black male…Something’s wrong with him…These a**holes, they always get away.” So, I guess Trayvon was just guilty of being black. Continue reading “Ignorance Ignored?”