posted on Jul, 21 2013 @ 10:11 AM
Originally posted by Tazkven
This is the single most stupid thing ever said by a President of this Country. Way to stir the pot ...
The reason such a big issue has been made of this is because; Not all black males are criminals.
It is a normal reaction for anyone, of any race, to feel nervous when a group of black males is walking behind you.
Here's the problem;
I live in a nice middle class neighborhood with several wondeful black families. Most of them have teenage boys.
My kids went to school with a lot of these kids and most of them are honor students who excelled at sports. Most of them are now in college or on
their way to college. Most of these kids have never tried drugs or touched a gun yet I still gasp occasionally when I see them walking down the street
The hype is not so much about Trayvon Martin specifically, its about all Black Teens in general and how innocent black teens can be stereotyped or
We all do it. Even Jesse Jackson admits that he becomes nervous when walking past a black male after dark.
When the majority of people see your teenage child as a criminal, this is a very freightening problem for these nice upstanding black families.
White teens typically do not have this problem.
Travon martin was no saint, he just symbolizes the problem that many young black teens face. Please remember, even if a teenager is 6 foot 4 inches
tall, he is still a kid.