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nerdymouse

deluxvivens:

dionthesocialist:

nerdydyke:

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.

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nerdymouse

Bending Bones: It's really pissing me off that people keep referring to Trayvon Martin as a child.

nerdydyke:

karnythia:

nerdydyke:

brillianceofbone:

nerdydyke:

nerdydyke:

Trayvon was seventeen. Seventeen is a young adult, or a teenager. 12 is a tween, 12 is the youngest I would label someone as a child. I find it highly disrespectful to him and his friends to continuously call him a child. Stop infantizing him. Stop downgrading him.

It’s not just…

I believe in respecting the dead. I want his killer caught, just as much as you do, but disrespecting Martin is NOT the way to mourn him.

Scoff all you’d like, but he’s not a child.

And now I see why you’re one of the most hated social justice bloggers on tumblr. No one asked for your opinion, no one asked for you to step in. Quietly quit while you’re still standing and at least retain some semblance of humanity. 

You are missing every single point that could possibly be missed. I tried to respond to your absolute and complete nonsense for five minutes and I still couldn’t collect my thoughts completely. 

Just stop. Just. Fucking. Stop.  Take your white-savior ageism complaints elsewhere, there’s no room for that here.

Good to know that I’m one of the most hated social justice bloggers.

As the mother of a young black male child I just want to say this is possibly the most offensive hair splitting bullshit I have ever seen in my life. DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE JUSTIFIED THE ABUSE, INCARCERATION, AND DEATHS OF YOUNG BLACK PEOPLE BY REFRAMING THEM INTO ADULTS? I will not let this white supremacist ignorant fucked up bullshit get spread around so you can dishonor a dead child & act like there was anything remotely equivalent between a 17 year old boy & and a 28 year old man. Look, somebody come get your cousin or just shut this worthless yotch the fuck up. Because I will not let her stand on this child’s grave & disrespect his grieving family with this nonsensical bullshit.

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.

Shut up. Really just shut the entire fuck up. Keep his name, this topic, and anything to do with dead black children out of your mouth. You don’t understand shit about this boy’s life, his death, or how childhood is stripped away from black people to justify harming them. And you don’t want to know, because you prefer to prioritize petty bullshit over his death. It boggles my mind that you don’t have the wherewithal to understand that he was his mother’s child regardless of his age, that she has put her baby boy in the ground & no amount of prosecution will bring him back to her. You can’t even muster the critical thinking skills to grasp that culturally, in our homes, where we live with our children, we use terminology that suits our families. Stop universalizing your experience onto people who don’t engage with the world as you do. Or shut the fuck up. Actually stop saying this ignorant shit, & be quiet when grown folks are talking.

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nerdymouse

Bending Bones: It's really pissing me off that people keep referring to Trayvon Martin as a child.

nerdydyke:

brillianceofbone:

nerdydyke:

nerdydyke:

Trayvon was seventeen. Seventeen is a young adult, or a teenager. 12 is a tween, 12 is the youngest I would label someone as a child. I find it highly disrespectful to him and his friends to continuously call him a child. Stop infantizing him. Stop downgrading him.

It’s not just…

I believe in respecting the dead. I want his killer caught, just as much as you do, but disrespecting Martin is NOT the way to mourn him.

Scoff all you’d like, but he’s not a child.

And now I see why you’re one of the most hated social justice bloggers on tumblr. No one asked for your opinion, no one asked for you to step in. Quietly quit while you’re still standing and at least retain some semblance of humanity. 

You are missing every single point that could possibly be missed. I tried to respond to your absolute and complete nonsense for five minutes and I still couldn’t collect my thoughts completely. 

Just stop. Just. Fucking. Stop.  Take your white-savior ageism complaints elsewhere, there’s no room for that here.

Good to know that I’m one of the most hated social justice bloggers.

As the mother of a young black male child I just want to say this is possibly the most offensive hair splitting bullshit I have ever seen in my life. DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE JUSTIFIED THE ABUSE, INCARCERATION, AND DEATHS OF YOUNG BLACK PEOPLE BY REFRAMING THEM INTO ADULTS? I will not let this white supremacist ignorant fucked up bullshit get spread around so you can dishonor a dead child & act like there was anything remotely equivalent between a 17 year old boy & and a 28 year old man. Look, somebody come get your cousin or just shut this worthless yotch the fuck up. Because I will not let her stand on this child’s grave & disrespect his grieving family with this nonsensical bullshit.

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paradiscacorbasi:

The tiny mafioso don baby is in trouble.

paradiscacorbasi:

The tiny mafioso don baby is in trouble.

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raysymone:

One day I will have a child just like this.

raysymone:

One day I will have a child just like this.

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