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“The problem with Europeans and Asians is Europeans and Asians; the solutions for Africans is Africans.” — Onitaset Kumat
Today’s article properly addresses the Trayvon Martin case. Too many of us are talking about it with the wrong angle. This is the story of a lack of a strong African community. Remember, this cover-up is directly related to our disorganization.
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The Story of Trayvon Martin
By Onitaset Kumat
On February 26, 2012, European George Zimmerman stalked and killed a seventeen-year-old African named Trayvon Martin. And the story is incredibly simple: Who has more character witnesses? Who has more alliances? Who has more actual community support? Attorney Alton H. Maddox Jr. told us that this case is simple; but when we are an African people without any prosperous, independent African communities here or abroad, whether the case is a walk in the park or a giant’s hurdle is of no moment. Trayvon Martin’s girlfriend tells us that Trayvon literally ran from George Zimmerman. Then Trayvon asked “Why are you following me?” and Zimmerman asked “What are you doing in this neighborhood?” The difference between Trayvon and Zimmerman’s positions is Zimmerman was important in his community–he started the neighborhood watch. Most all of us only found out about Trayvon a month after the fact. But Zimmerman had a record with many people. The police can pull up his criminal past and his vigilante past. His community depended on him for safe neighborhoods. And after he killed our African youth, Occidentals far and wide came to his support, censoring the news on him, hiding the body from Trayvon’s family, hiding Zimmerman to this day, and possibly divvying Trayvon’s organs as we speak. We need to realize that tens of thousands of Africans go missing in America every year (and anonymous donors to prominent Europeans is plenty). And it took three days for Trayvon’s family to know that their son was killed 70 feet from his home. Police said that he was “missing” though they had his body in the morgue.
Trayvon will soon be an ancestor. Because people don’t become ‘ancestors’ immediately. But we have to wonder how we will respect this ancestor. We never knew Trayvon Martin. He’s dead. We didn’t know him when he was living. When another one of our youth is stalked and killed, like Rekia Boyd, Emmett Till, or Ramarley Graham, what will they be to us? Community members or nameless casualties? That’s why you ask “What can I do?” You can support the African Blood Siblings in promoting prosperous, independent Black communities. Because if you’re not a supporter, then you’re not working toward our liberation. Because the fact is–White people are lying to you that “Stand Your Ground” means you can’t be arrested, and White people are lying to you that you personally can’t arrest Zimmerman. And truly there are Black people who are against your liberation.
For instance, in the Chicago Tribune article on Zimmerman, two Africans propagate myth in order to slow you down: James Tucker and Esther Whitehead. We should know who these people are. James Tucker responds to the New Black Panther Party’s bounty with “I’m as much for black power as anybody but this is going to alienate the white friends we need to get things done.” If James Tucker is real then we should corner him about what kind of “Black Power” needs “White friends.” And Esther Whitehead has the same story. She says, “I can’t see how anyone can go out and take action as a private citizen without some government action like the issuance of a warrant . . . It doesn’t make sense. It doesn’t sound reasonable.” If she’s real we need to wonder how she’s a private prosecutor and doesn’t know self-help laws. What’s real is this newspapers’ propagation of myth. We need to destroy these lying press. And support our own. Subscribe here.
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