I’ve said that a few time, but it’s not a suicidal ideation. It’s me not wanting to inhabit the same earth as some of the most disgusting people that I’ve encountered recently. As I don’t usually associate with such people in my everyday life, I’ve come to find that many of them exist here on Tumblr.
Earlier I re-blogged this picture of a person dressed in black face, holding skittles and ice tea, and wearing a hooded sweatshirt.
This person is despicable, and her youth does not excuse her behavior. If she had the stones to post this picture, she should be able to take the feedback. I’ve seen some people wishing her harm or death, but that’s not my style. I don’t want anything physically to happen to her, but I’d love for her to have some consequences for her actions. However, I am highly doubtful of that happening.
As I’ve shared before, I try to avoid talking about racism on this blog for mental health reasons. I don’t have the time or energy to take on every racist asshole that crosses my dash. What I’ve learned from following the comments on that post is that:
- People find it funny, some even quite amused that there was a watermelon in the background to enhance the racist stereotype.
- There is an actual thing called “Trayvoning.
Earlier this week there was the online sale of these targets:
And if you take the time to search the “Trayvoning” tag on tumblr, you’ll see images like this:
So let’s take a second to let this sink in. A teenager is dead. He was shot while unarmed by an adult male. These are the facts, there are many more things involved here, but this is what we all know to be true without re-hashing all the news stories.
Regardless of someone supporting Zimmerman or not, this is fucking unacceptable. For fun and laughs, people have decided that it’s ok to further torment Martin’s family by repeatedly doing shit like this. I’ve had it with these people. And before anyone tries telling me that I’m making a big deal over this and not about the beating death of Kelly Thomas, or of others who have been killed without cause; don’t fucking dare. The lost of any life is a terrible tragedy, especially if that loss was violent and unjustified. However the striking difference here is that people have not decided to be disrespectful of the others killed in these circumstances. The fact that “Trayvoning” even exists is a clear indicator of that.
What these people are doing is deplorable and shows an utter lack of human decency. I happen to be African American, but had the child shot dead by Zimmerman been of any other race, and people were mocking his death like this, I’d be equally outraged. We are humans beings. A fellow human is dead, yet people are continuing to act as if it’s a joke. This is bullshit and it has to stop.