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No Justice, No Peace

I have had a bit of writers block in the last few days.

I put it off to just having a bad week.

But really, it’s because I didn’t feel like I could write about what I really wanted to write about.

Trayvon Martin.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock( and even then…) you’ve heard about this case.

I’ve hesitated in writing about it simply because I was so ANGRY.

And I was afraid that anything I wrote out would be a incoherant, profanity laced post.

But after thinking on this situation and travesty of justice that is happening down in Florida, I realized that I was just as scared as angry.

Because you see, in 15 years or so, this could be MY baby.

My Pookah.

My Pookah could be on his way home from the store.

My Pookah could only be armed with a bag of candy.

Some vigilante with a gun could decide that my black child is a threat.

So much of a threat that he would shoot my innocent black boy child without probable cause.

And then hide behind an asinine law while the authorities run around with their thumbs up their asses doing nothing.

Where is the justice?

Where is the justice for Trayvon,his parents and his friends?

Why did the FBI need to get involved?

Why do we need to hold vigils and rallies to get the word out?

Why aren’t the authorities just as disgusted, and horrified and demanding justice like WE are?

Why is this man STILL not arrested? Or charged? Or SOMETHING?

Every time I hear a new piece of news or a new piece of evidence or a new 911 tape, I get physically ill.

To hear that boy screaming on the 911 tape, to see the anguish and confusion and disbelief that nothing has been done on his parents faces, wondering why?

Why is there no justice?

Why in AMERICA in 2012, is there no justice for Trayvon?

I’m scared, I’m horrifed, I’m sad.

Because this is the America that my son will be growing up in.

This is going to be his reality.

I’m going to have to teach my child that he is STILL not safe in this country because of the color of his skin.  Because there are still individuals out there who think like this.  Individuals who have power and guns.

So as I sit tonight and hold my child close, I’ll be praying for his future. I’ll be praying for Trayvon’s parents. I’ll be praying for justice.

And I’ll cry.

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    March 21, 2012 at 8:07 am

    I knew if I said what I really wanted to say it would not be pretty but it’s sad. This is the world we live in and it could have been any one of our kids. I am surprised the Zimmerman dude is so quiet they must have him under lock and key.
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      March 27, 2012 at 2:43 am

      Now he’s got “friends” speaking for him . SMDH

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    March 21, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    and I’ll cry too. :*(

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    Cam | Bibs & Baubles
    March 21, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    And this is why I love you. I’m screaming and nodding in agreement. I have fragments of a post written. I think I’ve just been to angry and scared to pull it all together. As a mother of a little black boy, married to a black man, this terrifies me. I posted this quote from a CNN article on FB yesterday. It said what I was feeling about how we’ll have to raise our son.

    “I know America is the land of liberty, but my child has to understand he’s just free-ish.”
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      March 27, 2012 at 2:51 am

      That quote both scares me and makes me mad. Why in the land of milk and honey do I still need to teach my son these principles?

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    Optimistic Mom
    March 21, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    It’s like you read my mind with this post. Last night I couldn’t fall asleep because of this story. I just pray that justice will be served….
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      March 27, 2012 at 2:51 am

      I’m still praying.

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    March 21, 2012 at 11:32 pm know how I feel.. Trayvon could of been any of our sons.. It makes me scared for mine..But I won’t quit!!
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      March 27, 2012 at 2:52 am

      I won’t quit either!

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    Kat @
    March 22, 2012 at 12:27 am

    Tragically senseless 🙁 I still can’t even wrap my mind around the whole ordeal, but I definitely won’t stop demanding justice until justice is served and I hope everyone else doesn’t let this case “rest” until Zimmerman is serving life or sentenced to death. This makes me terrified for my son and my stepsons. It’s my prayer than laws protecting murderers are changed and that this precious child’s death results in honest dialog and some social awareness. Too many people are ignorant to the fact that this is still happening! Too many people still label black boys and men as “threats” when they are the main ones in our society being threatened at every turn. 🙁
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      March 27, 2012 at 2:52 am

      well said!

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    March 22, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    I didn’t know about this incident because I don’t have TV and don’t read the news but now that I know about it I get more warmed up each time I read about it. I am going to my old race relation studies blog to learn more about it and get my thought together, because it is too much, too painful to read about mothers going through such painful incidents. we must raise awareness. this makes me cry and think about what my friend’s once said… :(. I am too SAD!!!
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    March 27, 2012 at 2:44 am

    A week later, I’m still not processing completely. And now they are making him out to be the bad guy. REALLY?

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