I Am George Zimmerman: And So Are You

Ditto white woman! I am not Trayvon Martin either, and I am tired of people wearing hoodies, colored folk included, thinking they are. Try educating oneself on the inersectionality of oppression. Many of the people wearing hoodies symbolically are just as sexist, homophobic, classist, xenophobic  as we perceive George Zimmerman to be; however, these people do not connect their thought processes to the death of Trayvon Martin (and the others). If these hoodie rocking folk were not a kin to George Zimmerman, then Trayvon Martin would still be eating Skittles. It is nice, and even at time, comforting to demonize George Zimmerman and other “trigger men”. Hell! They make it easy, but many of us fail to see how George Zimmerman is not very different from any us. It is nice to see some articulate that.

 

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