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President Obama Says, 'Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me' - ABC News

A double-hearty FUCK YOU to anyone who uses the words "agitator" "race-hustler" or "poverty-pimp."


The wing-nut response has been utterly predictable, but even more infuriating than usual.


I’m a white woman of middle-class privilege and I understand EXACTLY what the President was saying here.

Whereas the wing-nut, Obama-hating racist throng, are responding by saying “No, he had too much privilege to be Trayvon" or “No, he’s not butch enough to be Trayvon" or (worst of all) “He’s identifying with a thug and if we were really lucky he’d be dead like Trayvon."

So allow me to repeat (in memory of my Grandparents who were both radical enough to get black-listed in the 50's) A MOST HEARTY FUCK YOU to ANYONE who doesn’t get what the President is saying and why we (ALL OF US) need to listen and understand.

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eglantine_br
Jul. 20th, 2013 01:38 am (UTC)
My parents were newspaper people. My dad was managing editor of several papers in New England from the 50's through the 70's.They were not themselves blacklisted, but that was more luck than anything else. I too am a white woman.

To me, Travon Martin seems like many kids that have come through my house, played with my kids. He could have been right there, playing X box on my floor, a few years back.

His death is heartbreaking. It was a crime in the greatest sense, and it deserves no protection under the law.

Also, the stand your ground law is a bad idea, a bad law. It debases human life. It needs to go.

I know that what the president said is true. How shameful that it is so. I also think that he is very aware of his having that bully pulpit for just a little while. He is going to use it. I think he is right to do so.
karaokegal
Jul. 22nd, 2013 07:45 pm (UTC)
I love the President so much...I love that he IS the President and that we got this far. I'm sad that my father, who died in 2002 didn't live to see it, but that my grandparents who fought for Civil Rights in the 50's and 60's did.
rose_cat
Jul. 22nd, 2013 12:58 pm (UTC)
"Poverty-pimp"? REALLY? JFC.

Obama's trying to build bridges (and he's damn good at it), while the wing-nuts are busy digging more trenches. I don't think they want to get it.

But let them keep showing their asses and reminding people what they're really about.
karaokegal
Jul. 22nd, 2013 07:44 pm (UTC)
Oh they LOVE to call any who actually advocates on behalf the disadvantaged a "poverty pimp." BASTARDS!
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