The definition of racism isn’t in an act, but in the ideal. Racism stems from a psychological ailment that would allow an individual to continue to believe a lie though the truth is in their heart and in front of their eyes. What is so cold about the history or racism and bigotry is the ripple effects that are never ending (it seems). People don’t know why they hate, but it is inherited and also just so easy to do when it comes to people of darker hues. If we were to speak to Zimmerman, who apparently has black a “friend(s)” he may not a racist bone in his body, but his hatred can still be just as potent as evident by how he stalked and killed this boy in the name of his own sense of justice.
Do we as human beings kill insects because we inherently feel superior to them or because we are disgusted by them? Is there a difference? I think about Black on Black crime in the same context. It is hatred that must be combated. This hatred is in opposition to humanity not restricted to race. Personally I may feel him utilizing the junk term “coon” as an indicator of his mental state and seething motivation to shot this boy moving to categorize it as a true “hate-crime”, but Racism in this case is the low hanging fruit. This is an opportunity to improve the human condition, which is a much more critical focus.
Zimmerman maybe profiled Trayvon racially and attached all what he “knows” and is projected about how black men and especially young black men are the super-predators. Racially motivated is a questionable way for me to see this, but hate filled, misguided, criminal, cold-blooded, and flat out evil is what I can clearly see…But guess those encompasses all of this and it is much easier to see a racially motivated lack of action, compassion, and following of law enforcement protocol are the Sanford Police…Surprise Surprise.
They are the most guilty in this case than even Zimmerman to me!! As far as I am concerned the Sanford Police are accomplices and complicit in Trayvons murder. They practiced LIE ENFORCEMENT NOT LAW ENFORCEMENT. They should be identified and charged as such…BUT there is something very F’d up about wearing a badge in this country. Once you put it on you give an oath to Serve and Protect, while also not being held accountable for your humanity or lack of it toward those you are supposed to protect. Glorified Overseers, Bullies and Cowards in Kevlar! This is the theme that makes Black men scream! Why Don’t Our Lives Count!! Why Don’t We Take Yours And Let You See How It Feels?!? How Can We Walk Tall and Lead Our Families Down The Right Path If We Have No Rights To Stand On?
It has long been open season on Black Men…Far too long. So when people get into their militant bag and start to steer away from the law abiding way and away from the stability and sanctity of marriage, raising children and building foundation because it doesn’t seem possibly or permanent it is a big unknown as to why. We’ve been shown too often police or anyone with the resources and/or acceptable hue can revoke your rights because they revile your race or culture!
That is the crime and that is the cause of true hate crimes. It is all to easy to hate, hinder, and hunt down Black lives. When will it end and when will we make it end?
Onajé Malik Lott (@KingInMyOwnMind)