WHITES TELL THE TRUTH WITH "I AM NOT TRAYVON MARTIN MOVEMENT"
I applauded the I AM NOT TRAYVON MARTIN movement stated by white Americans who are tired of seeing injustices go unchecked. On their Facebook page they share the truth about the perks of being classified as white. They are saying to America that they would never be targeted as Trayvon Martin was targeted. We need more people like them, who stand for justice, not for race, for right and not for wrong. They are the Chiune Sugihara for these times. He was a Japanese diplomat who risked his life and career to save thousands of Jews from the holocaust in Germany during World War II. Sugihara worked day and night to issue the Jews visas against his government's orders. The Jews were not of his ethnic group or race but that did not matter to him; he only saw human beings. The I AM NOT TRAYVON MARTIN movement are people that see African American boys as human beings not criminals. Travyon Martin was human and so are the thousands of young black men being warehoused in America’s concentration camps, now named prisons, a large number oversentenced for non-violent offenses.
Most Americans unless it affectes their child or themselves are indiffernt to the fact that the prisons are on the stock market. Black stock is for purchase and is a priceless commodity. To increase this profitible business, police target black men and laws are written to ensure the business continues. For white Americans who realize that a healed African American Community is good for all America and the world, I applauded you. Like Sugihara you see people not just Jews, Africans, Asians or gays.
President Obama is also such a man; like Sugihara and Abolitionist John Brown who follow their concious and not the status-quo; they refused to be silenced in the face of injustice. Obama showed courage when he spoke on the Zimmerman verdict and the challenges that face young African American males. Obama said that at risk inner city youth is wasted potential. America do not have to warehouse millions of young black men; manhood training programs and job training is the key. African American youth need us to believe in them, to invest in them. Obama was elected to represent all Americans, not just white Americans so everyone's issue deserves to be heard. But black youth dying should be America's issue as well if we are the so called champions of human rights.
We also need a campaign against black on black crime. America taught the slave to hate himself and his reflection in those that look like him; this way of thinking has been passed down through the generations. This is truth. It is time for healing, as a people, as a country as a community. We get what we expect of our young. It is time to see the best in them, they may indeed just be walking home from the store after purchasing candy.
Stand Up! To the forces trying to continuous divide us into black and white as a distraction as the rich get richer.
This is a time for courage. Fear is an option.