Really saddened by a lot of the responses (and lack of response) to Trayvon Martin’s murder and the lack of prosecution of his killer. A lot of us allow our white privilege to blind us and even make us bitter to the idea of racial equity. It’s not about guilt, it’s about taking responsibility for the fact that our society unjustly favors us to the detriment and sometimes death of others. This isn’t an isolated tragedy between two individuals. Our society has a legacy of hatred, suspicion and devaluing of non white people. Our grandparents lynched black people publicly (not even 100 yrs ago) and were never prosecuted. In our own generation we’ve killed Sean Bell, Amadou Diallo (the list goes on and on) without justice. Now this man shot and killed an innocent boy who’s blackness made him suspicious and he’s walking around free right now. The reality is that literally any black kid could’ve been in that place and time doing nothing wrong and be dead right now with no justice for his killer. This is who we are, but its not who we need to be. Brother Ali
uccloud9:

thedailywhat:

Sportsmanlike Conduct of the Day: A short while ago, LeBron James tweeted this photo of him and his Miami Heat teammates wearing hoodies in solidarity with Trayvon Martin’s family and friends.
According to the Palm Beach Post’s Heat Zone, James is the one who organized the photo and made it happen.
Earlier today, Dwyane Wade also tweeted a photo of himself in a hoodie along with the hashtag #trayvonmartin.
[@kingjames / heatzone.]

i may dislike this team, but i’m impressed with this statement



It’s no secret that I’m a Lebron-hater and that I adamantly cheer against the Miami Heat, but mad props to them for doing this and hopefully raising more awareness about Trayvon Martin.

uccloud9:

thedailywhat:

Sportsmanlike Conduct of the Day: A short while ago, LeBron James tweeted this photo of him and his Miami Heat teammates wearing hoodies in solidarity with Trayvon Martin’s family and friends.

According to the Palm Beach Post’s Heat Zone, James is the one who organized the photo and made it happen.

Earlier today, Dwyane Wade also tweeted a photo of himself in a hoodie along with the hashtag #trayvonmartin.

[@kingjames / heatzone.]

i may dislike this team, but i’m impressed with this statement

It’s no secret that I’m a Lebron-hater and that I adamantly cheer against the Miami Heat, but mad props to them for doing this and hopefully raising more awareness about Trayvon Martin.

(via obliviousnerdgirl)