I’m sorry it came off that way, but I’m not reaffirming him to be an adult. I’m affirming him to be a teenager. It’s horrible that his life was taken, but I also feel it disrespectful to call him a child and infantilize him when he was a teenager. Hell, yesterday I called up Chief Lee in order to dish out some of my anger toward him, I got voice mail. Apparently I called just a half hour after his business hours. (His business hours ends at 5.)
I know at the age of 17, it always pissed me off to be treated as a child, or to be called a child. It’s degrading. That’s why it annoys me that they’re calling him a child, it’s already obvious that he’s innocent. There was no need to infantize him to further push the idea that he’s innocent and helpless when it’s clear to anyone with a heart and mind that he is innocent. It’s obvious— or at least it should be obvious that it was Zimmerman who murdered the teenager. Trayvon’s in 11th grade, and has probably already started to take his SATs and ACTs. By now, he should have been almost done that. By now, he was probably starting to think about college, planning out which technical school, college, or university he wanted to go to in order to to become an aviation mechanic. He probably had high hopes, and was looking forward to getting done with 11th grade, which is one of the most difficult years in school. By 12th grade, you’re getting that letter in the mail telling you whether you’ve been accepted or not. He’s making his way into adulthood. He’s an adolescent.
You know who else is grieving his death? His girlfriend, his friends, his team mates and his classmates. His entire school is being affected by the vicious murder.
I’ve listened to the audios, I’ve listened to every piece of evidence that has leaked into the public. There is no doubt that Zimmerman will eventually be charged now that the entire country is hammering them about it. There is no logical reason for him to not be charged and convicted, but there’s also a process that the police must go through, especially now that other levels of government are getting involved.
Nope, missed the point again. Look, calling Trayvon a child is some tactic blacks are using to infantalize him and gain more sympathy for his case or some shit. We call him a child because we know people his age. Our little brothers, little sisters, nephews, neices, sons, and daughters are children and we will continue to call them children. Maybe it’s a cultural thing you don’t understand, but my mother’s friends still refer to me as a child and I turned twenty-two this past weekend. It isn’t disrespectful. It’s just what we do. Go ahead and stop.
farreal doe. i still got cousins talmbout when i was in diapers.
tumblr got white women terrified i’m coming for them in their sleep with a bloody machete and my family is still all “ootchie kootchie coo!!”
The bolded is my life. I am 35 years old with two kids. My MIL refers to me as a baby. Y’all best believe I let that woman cook & go on about my day as one of the babies.