Apa Kita Pindhah On?

Aku wis katahan munggah karo saga Trayvon Martin saka awal. Kaya akeh sing aku mirsani ing jangkoan warta, maca artikel, lan ngedika babagan karo kanca-kanca. Iku didominasi obrolan umum lan ngawinang dhiskusi needed akeh bab lomba ing Amerika. Kasunyatan elek rasisme iki di-push ing ngarep kita pasuryan, lan malah sing kaya kanggo ndalang ora ana padha dipeksa kanggo pirembagan babagan.

Swara taun salajengipun, pembunuh Trayvon kang wis nampa lan ditemokaké ora guilty. Panjenengan sing ateges kita ngirim nerusake saka masalah? Wis ketemu resik, supaya iki "masalah lomba” ora kudu dadi nyata kita panginten padha, tengen? Sing ora bisa dadi luwih saka bebener. Aku ora duwe niat saka udur bab bukti, karakter Trayvon kang, utawa putusan ing kahanan tragis, nanging aku mikir sawetara diskusi kudu terus. sentosa liwat, nanging obrolan ora arep.

Apa Interest ing?

Aku ngerti ana akeh sing kepengin weruh apa nyoba tartamtu wis dijupuk ing manungsa waé saka supaya akeh. Others wonder apa sawetara Folks ireng iku supaya cepet sympathize karo Trayvon Martin, senadyan kasunyatan sing padha wis masalah dhewe. sawise kabeh, ora ana sing padha ana lan kita ora ngerti persis apa kedaden. Nalika sing bener, Aku golek dhewe emosional nandur modhal ing kabèh ordeal. Aku ora bisa ngomong everybody, nanging Aku pitutur marang kowe kok aku ketemu aku sympathizing karo Trayvon lan kulawarga Martin.

Nalika aku krungu bab taruna ireng enom lumampah saka nyimpen, lan wong sing wiwit ana pidana sadurunge ngerti apa-apa bab wong, Aku bisa hubungané. Sampeyan bisa uga ora bisa kanggo. Mungkin sampeyan wis tau wis mèlu watara ing toko departemen dening njaga keamanan kanggo ana alesan. aku nduwe. Mungkin sampeyan wis tau Carik nyimpen scream trep ing sampeyan ninggalake, assuming sing blackberry ing hip iku gun sing rencana kanggo njupuk wong karo. aku nduwe.

Mungkin sampeyan wis tau mesem lan wong disambut wis liwati ing werna, mung duwe wong supaya kontak mripat, genggaman kagungan, lan cepet lumaku adoh. aku nduwe. Mungkin sampeyan wis tau wis di-push marang tembok, dianakaké ing gunpoint, lan handcuffed dening polisi (sing mestine kanggo nglindhungi) amarga sampeyan "katon kaya tersangka kita padha looking for.” aku nduwe (lan aku kapandeng boten kaya tersangka sing). Kabeh kedadosan iki suntingan lan ora ana wong Ngartekno kaancam bakal punah, urip. paling, yen ora kabeh, kanca ireng wis liwat kahanan padha. Lan ora kaetung wong wus nandhang akeh, akeh Samsaya awon.

Yen wis tau ngalami iki Urut saka bab, sampeyan bisa ora ngerti sebabe ngono resonates supaya rumiyin karo us. Nanging nalika aku krungu crita, Aku krungu crita sandi. Critané bapakku. Lan crita anakku. Aku ora duwe idea apa kedaden sawise Pak. Zimmerman digawe pemanggih babagan sing wong enom, nanging sadurunge altercation ing, ana apa-apa sing luar biasa babagan kedadean. Mengkono saben dina siji.

Penggambaran riwayat iku nyata, lan iku asring rasis. Sawetara wong mikir padha duwe hadiah Nemokake karakter mung dening looking ing wong. Kaya seragam biru peteng lan badge tegese hukum nglaksaknano, kulit peteng lan Hoodie tegese lawbreaker. Ora obrolan wis kedaden, nanging sheet rap maye ditempelake. karakter kasar wiwit. Padha mikir bab gambar gangster padha weruh ing TV, utawa bebaya tuwane marang wong-wong mau bab, utawa angkara nggegirisi padha sekseni - lan padha nyeleh kabeh bagasi sing ing wong padha wis tau malah ketemu. We tau duwe hak kanggo tarik Serat unwarranted babagan person- malah yen padha ternyata kanggo trenyuh.

Iki jinis pemanggih sing njijiki lan palsu. Gusti Allah digawe kabeh manungsa ing gambar karo regane lan worth. Nanging kabeh kita sing dosa lan gagal kanggo nampilake gambar Allah kita ngirim. Saben siji kita bisa nguripake saka dosa-dosa kita, dateng Kristus, lan bakal ketampa dening nitahake kita. Nanging njupuk rasisme lan milih kang wong iki sing bener kudu Applied kanggo. rasisme ngandika, "Aku terkenal lan apik, lan kabeh wong duraka.”

kraman prideful iki marang Gusti Allah lan musuh kanggo Injil kang kudu dadi kapentingan kanggo Gusti Allah wong. We ngirim ora ditolak lewat, lan kita ngirim ora wedi kanggo alamat iku. The Good News iku Gusti Yesus rawuh mati kanggo loro wong dosa rasis lan non-rasis. Mantan mungsuh bisa dadi kanca ing Panjenengane, lan entuk manfaat saka sih-rahmat sing pas padha. Sing bakal langkah munggah, alamat Jeksa Agung bisa ngetokake iki, lan martakaké bebener? Apa utawa ora mikir lomba punika faktor ing kasus iki, sampeyan ora bisa mbantah sing lomba punika faktor ing gesang supaya akeh kita saben dina.

Apa kita nuruti Saiki?

Dadi carane ngirim kita nanggapi? Mungkin kita kudu pindhah ing siji pangertèn. Mungkin kita ngirim mungkasi udur bab kuwi kita lagi ora yakin bab. Aku ora ngerti saben rinci siji sing wengi; digunakake kita badhe wis disebut minangka saksi. Lan apa utawa ora kita kaya putusan, iku metu saka tangan kita.

Mungkin kita ngirim mungkasi alesan, lan miwiti ndedonga. Ndedonga kanggo kulawargané. Padha ndedongaa, supaya Gusti Allah bakal tetep janji kanggo ngirim Putrané ngowahi kaadilan sampurna. Gusti ora perlu pokrol argue kasus sing, lan Panjenengane ora perlu bukti presented. Dheweke wis ora perlu kanggo jurors kanggo menehi marang perspektif. Panjenenganipun sumerep kabeh, mangerténi kabeh, lan hakim karo kaadilan sampurna.

Nanging ing pangertèn liyane, kita paling mesthi ora kudu pindhah ing. Kita ora kudu mungkasi ngomong bab rasisme sing isih lurks ing donya kita. Yen sampeyan wis ngalami, bantuan wong kang padha ora ngalami mangertos. Sabar karo kanca-kanca padha clumsily ngupaya kanggo paham apa sing wis musna liwat. Lan aja mbuktekaken wong tengen dening manggoni dobel negatif. Trust Kristus, lan ndedonga marang Gusti Allah bakal nyetak karakter kanggo katon luwih kaya Kang.

Yen sing wis tau ing mburi nampa rasisme, sympathize karo wong-wong sing duwe. Mangerteni sing pengalaman. Sampeyan ora bisa tresna wong yen nglirwakake utawa ngremehake uneg-uneg sing. Mangga tau nganggep wong sing mung sambatan lan muter "kertu lomba.” Ngupaya kanggo ngerti wong, lan dielingi menawa sawetara kita manggon ing kasunyatan beda lan kudu keno trials beda.

Punapa mawon sampeyan nindakake, mung ora mungkasi ngomong babagan.

Enggo bareng

133 komentar

  1. jonathansampsonReply

    T.L., Kula nyuwun pangapunten sing wis liwat sawetara kuwi atos, nanging kasus tartamtu iki ora bayangan rasisme ing Amerika. George ora malah manawa saka lomba Trayvon nganti mengko ing 911 telpon, nalika Trayvon wiwit mlaku-mlaku menyang arah kang. Trayvon iki dideleng minangka curiga amarga kita mlaku-mlaku antarane lan konco bangunan apartemen, muncul supaya looking menyang windows. Elingi, masyarakat iki wis senar saka break-in lan burglaries. Sing kok Trayvon kapandeng curiga. Wis kang wis mlaku-mlaku ing trotoar ing cahya saka werna-lampu lokal, George ora wis batted mripat.

    Aku rumongso elek sing wong enom mati; nanging aku aran malah luwih elek dening kabeh sing wis mèlu minangka asil saka cilik iki kang nggambarake minangka Kayata rasisme. Five gang in Baltimore dianakaké wong Hispanic ing gunpoint wingi lan digebugi “kanggo Trayvon.” LAPD wis respon kanggo karusuhan cilik wiwit putusan saka ora guilty teka ing. rasisme palsu iki njijiki, lan iku natoni wong, ora ngewangi.

    Apa bothers kula uga iku kuwi ora mung kelakon kanggo wong ireng. Aku iki dianggep banget kanti awon dening ora pati cetho ireng ing tengah sekolah. Kasandhung mudhun bleachers, bullied, lan dipoyoki. Namung sawetara sasi kepungkur aku dibukak lan kampus College kabeh ireng-lanang-ngendi aku iki lilo tanpo pekso kanggo Black Girls Code. Mung nyoba kanggo lumaku kanggo mobil aku iki ketemu karo moyoki lan ancaman saka lanang College sing ora mikir aku duweke ing kampus.

    Ibu mung sawetara sasi kepungkur ing kene Georgia nyedhaki dening 17 taun lawas lan 14 taun (maneh, loro ireng) ing jam 9 esuk sing dijupuk ing wentis, lan dheweke 13 lawas bayi sasi ing pasuryan. Sing bisa dadi ngapa wong freak metu ing kaping. Apa kang dadi sandhangan? Apa kang dadi budaya hip hop sing Freaks wong metu? mbok menawa. (Sad yen bener, nanging bisa dimangertèni).

    Punapa mawon ing masalah, Mugi lan ndedonga kanggo solusi sing bakal mbantu kita nyimpen gesang ing anak enom kita, preduli saka lomba. Kula nyuwun pangapunten maneh sing wis liwat sawetara kaping atos, nanging nggawe cilik Trayvon / Zimmerman iki bab lomba ora pangerten kita, iku mega iku.

    • YOURSTRULYReply

      titik banget lan uga sijine. Rasisme wis transitioned lan wis dadi bab anyar “penggambaran riwayat” lan mengkono antarane wong sing nganggep piyambakipun beda. Wong ing setelan lan cah wadon ing clono ECT… penggambaran riwayat iku kabeh watara lan angel kanggo nyimpang saka, No longer iku winates kanggo werna saka kulit gedhe-gedhe. Aja kita wani nganggo liyane ganas Kadurjanan kasar interracial liyane. Apa siji iki? Kita mung bisa ngarep-arep sing rasisme ora terus minangka scapegoat lan wong bisa duwe nganti apa sing liyane olèhé ing awake dhewe lan nampa saben liyane. Penggambaran riwayat iku sedih, nanging malah Trayvon profiled “putih krupuk”. Supaya ngijini njupuk ora lorone, nanging ndeleng kabeh ngarepke. Ngluwihi mangu cukup, ora salah.

    • Marvin Lee McManusReply

      Apa bothers kula punika kita supaya cepet kanggo pracaya kawulo George Zimmerman marang bab carane Trayvon Martin iki looking menyang jendhela saka iki omahé ing masyarakat iki. maneh, ora ana sing padha ana nanging Gusti Allah mirsa kabèh ordeal lan kudu nyumbang kanggo sadurunge Panjenengane lan Allah piyambak. Apa irks kula punika kasunyatan sing kita kudu tetep arep bali lan kasebut karo kabèh iki apa bab wong ireng iki nglakoni angkara iki marang wong putih iki nanging boten rampung. Sing ora produktif ing kabeh. Aku krungu yelling babagan pejuang hak-hak sipil njupuk melu lan nggawe iki bab lomba, kita kabeh muter bagean. Ngirim kanggo sampeyan sing Jeksa Agung bisa ngetokake kudu karo media warta lan hak pejuang ora sipil utawa wong sing éling sing lomba peran gedhe saka lagi ngakoni. sampeyan ndeleng, media thrives ing nggawe kontroversi kang paling apik kanggo ratings. Suwene aku dicenthang, média utama padha ora diduweni dening minoritas. Iku katresnan dhuwit sing oyod kabeh ala. Nalika kita minangka wong luwih bab nggawe MediaWiki minangka gantos kanggo gawe piala sing kita diusir marang masyarakat, ana masalah gedhe karo sing. Aku bangga ngomong sing aku anak sing lair maneh saka Gusti Allah. Sing ora ngomong aku uncalan alesan metu jendela. Sing ngomong sing bebener tansah welcome preduli saka lomba. The untruths indiscriminate marang marang wong enom iki, preduli kang kepungkur, lan characterizations adil saka awake lan malah Rachel Jeantel, kabeh pindhah mbuktekaken sing lomba ora ketompo. Babras kula kanggo atiku sing nyoba iki rampung ing cara nindakake amarga Trayvon Martin katoné wis dipatèni kaping pindho. Bebener sumelang nyata, ana lack saka karep amarga bocah, preduli saka pikirane bab wong, ilang kang urip senselessly lan iku ora Matter apa lomba iki. Ora jumlah arguing bakal tau nggawa Trayvon bali lan ora jumlah sambatan arep nggawa babagan bebendhu kanggo matèni kang. Apa sing perlu kita tindakake iku pancene dadi luwih welasan menyang saben liyane lan takon dhéwé, apa yen sing wis anak utawa liyane siji tresna. Preduli saka kang pelaku ana utawa ora, bakal sampeyan isih aran cara? Mung amarga FL wis hukum ora ateges hukum sing trumps pangandikaning Allah. Punapa mawon kedaden kanggo kowé ora matèni? kaadilan Gusti Allah bakal tansah dianggep bener. saiki, Aku arep lungguhan lan ngenteni kanggo ndeleng sing ora krungu utawa paham jantung iki kirim lan nyoba kanggo sekolah kula ing apa padha mikir reaksi sing isih diunekake metu saka babagan.

      • jonathansampsonReply

        Panjenengan ngakeni bilih ora ana sing padha ana, nanging wong George iki lying babagan Trayvon looking curiga. Yen padha ora ana, apa latar kowe duwe kanggo nelpon George goroh?

        Endi kowe njaluk idea sing lomba diputer bagean ing? George mentored anak ireng, njupuk prawan ireng kanggo nari, lan kagungan Persahabatan lan bab cemeng liya ing sekitar kang nekseni yen ana wong karakter apik.

        daging sapi iku paling mesthi karo media, sing teka tengen metu saka gapura lomba-baiting dening nelpon Zimmerman a “putih-hispanic,” supaya minangka kanggo miwiti geni antarane cemeng lan tiyang kuilt pethak. sawise kabeh, yen ana ora sembarang kontrovèrsi, padha ora bisa ngedol papan iklan.

        Aku yakin yen George lan Trayvon bisa bali lan pindhah liwat sore, wong bakal loro apa iku beda. Iki ora ngowahi kasunyatan sing Trayvon (ora lanang, nanging wong) seda nalika straddling Zimmerman, slamming sirahe menyang beton bola-bali. Iki lair saking bukti nuduhake reregetan suket ing bali Zimmerman kang, uga paseksi mripat-seksi sing Zimmerman ana ing ngisor.

        Aku sedhih banget, dening pati saka anak, nanging aku luwih Amarga babagan kang nyedhihake ing instruction lan gaya urip sing anak iki wungu lan watara. Minangka Jeantel nyatakake banget cetha, dheweke rawuh saka wilayah sing putih ora bakal ngerti. A Panggonan ngendi cah anom ajeg ngudhut pot, Panggonan ngendi wong putih sing disebut “krupuk”, lan liyane. gaya urip hip-hop iki wis arep supaya nyababaken metu anak.

        Aku iki gendakan cah ireng nalika aku urip ing Chattanooga taun maneh sing kétoké kesel dening dheweke ora pati cetho amarga dheweke ana “tumindak putih” nggayuh pendidikan. Pundi mentality iki teka saka? Iku mesthi ora fault saka wong putih sing bocah enom ireng sing ridiculing anak ireng enom liyane kanggo nyoba kanggo Excel urip.

        Aku nyoba kanggo nindakake part sandi ing ngewangi. Minangka engineer lunak aku wis sukarelawan lan mbantu nyebar katresnan kanggo teknologi lan program antarane enom ireng wadon basis Atlanta, apa karo gagasan apik kaya Black Girls Code. Sapunika kabeh bocah iki kudu goleki nganti sing Lawakan kaya Nikki Minaj, lan wannabe-thugs rap bab jinis, dhuwit, lan shoes.

        We sing netepi anak ireng enom kita.

        • Marvin Lee McManusReply

          Apa waé ora ngumumake sing tanggal cah ireng nalika padha ing Chattanooga ngawula? Sampeyan ora kudu ngumumke sing kanggo kula kanggo kula kanggo ngormati pendapat. Sing soko sing mung gawan. Kasunyatan sing bantuan muda enom ireng ora nyetel sampeyan loro saka warga putih liyane salah siji. Aku ora ngandika yen dadi tegese utawa sopan nanging awfully Suspect. Sing cah wadon ireng sing digunakake kanggo tanggal iku ora mung individu ireng nandhang sembarang tipe guyonan apa iku saka wong putih, wong ireng, utawa wong liya. saiki, Aku ngomong kita padha ora ana. Nanging sampeyan ngeruk goroh, sampeyan bisa tansah golek maling. Mung amarga George Zimmerman kasebut kabeh iku babagan gadhah kanca ireng, lan bimbingan bocah ireng, maneh, ora ateges bab. Tau krungu, wong lamis term? uga, yen udan lan aku nyoba kanggo njaluk omah, Aku ora duwe wektu kanggo peeking ing windows sapa kang. Nanging yen aku mung di pateni wong aku panginten curiga, Aku kudu apik kanggo njlèntrèhaké sing nyatur. Iku disebut embellishing bebener. Ing mburi dina, ora kudu ngadhepi kula. Gusti bakal; Nanging, ngadhepi Allah, Ya lajeng dipunbebasaken, lan sanadyan Aku iki wagol karo putusan, sampeyan utawa wong liya bisa ngandharake adoh kasunyatan sing lomba ora muter peran ing kedadean iki; ing sentosa, ing media, lan malah saiki. Yen lomba ora muter bagean, ora ana komentar iki bakal pirembagan bab iku dadi luwih. Lan ora mung saka wong ireng. Iku apik tenan kanggo kula sing pirembagan babagan lambang rap sing dicekel bocah sing tumenga kaya iku mung anak ireng sing kaya mau. anak putih panyengkuyung luwih saka Nikki Minaj lan Lil Wayne kang saka wong liya. Nalika sampeyan duwe budaya saka dicekel bocah putih sing bisa Coin istilah, “wigger”, aja bodho dhewe pitados iku mung wong ireng. Salah sijine dalan, wonten stupidity loro-lorone lan gething ing loro-lorone, nanging please nyisakke kula nalika nyoba kanggo rehash poin sing arep nggawe kanggo nunjukaké kok George Zimmerman dipunbebasaken.

        • jonathansampsonReply

          Sir, Aku ngandika saka pengalaman pribadi. Sing kok aku dhateng Ex ing Tennessee, lan sing kok aku referensi keterlibatan ing gagasan digawe kanggo ngawula anak enom ireng. Susah Aku ngucapaké paseksi lengkap, lan isih dianggep mung liyane putih-pawn dening wong.

          Aku ngerti ex iku ora mung cah wadon ireng kanggo njaluk disrespected. Apa aku pointing metu sing bocah enom ireng sing teka munggah ing lingkungan sing ora kasurung keunggulan pribadi. Iki ora cilik kanggo kabeh wong, nanging ing pengalaman pribadi iku uncomfortably umum.

          Sampeyan nelpon George munafik, nanging maneh, adhedhasar apa? Apa kowe ngerti George? Padha sing ana wengi sing? Iku ora George ngandika kanca ireng, iku paseksene pribadi cemeng ing tetanggan kang sacara lisan ngalembana marang. Dadi basis apa kita bisa nelpon karakter ing Pitakonan nalika kabeh bukti nyaranake iku ora, lan wis tau, rasis?

          Yen lomba main peran, ngendi nuduhake bukti sing? Mung sebutno lomba kita kudu ing kabeh ngono iki ing tembung saka Jeantel, sing ngandika Trayvon disebut George “serem bokong cracker,” lan mengko “nigger.” Pangandikan rasis teka saka Trayvon, ora George. Jeantel nekseni yen ing wilayah dheweke, sing apa padha nelpon wong putih.

          Aku ora ateges kanggo Paint anak putih minangka sawetara jinis angel. Aku ngandika saka pengaruh budaya ing anak ireng mung amarga kita lagi ngomong bab Trayvon ing Kayata iki. Aku kathah lara saka mentality thug antarane anak putih enom, uga. anakku, sing loro-rasis, ora bakal tuwuh munggah karo kang celonone watara dhengkul, shirts kegedhen, lan sikap sing komunikasi apathy lan disinterest. Aku ora pengin ndeleng iku antarane bocah putih, Anak ireng, Anak hispanic, utawa sapa bae liya. Nanging, Aku pengin ndeleng generasi sabanjuré apa luwih apik kanggo dhewe.

          Aku tresna sampeyan, cak. Lan aku appreciate passion. Aku kalipur dening kasunyatan sing loro ndedonga lan Care babagan generasi sabanjuré, lan kita arep kanggo ndeleng kasil saka tau sadurunge. Gusti mberkahi.

        • Marvin Lee McManusReply

          Jonathan, iki arep ono cepet. aku durung maca kabeh kirim amarga aku ora nyoba kanggo duwe disagreement karo sampeyan. Ngidini kula ngomong, Aku ora ngundang George Zimmerman munafik. Aku mung digawe referensi kanggo tembung. Apa sing anak sing lair maneh saka Gusti Allah? Yèn mangkono, kok kita bantering bali lan kasebut? Apa kita nyoba kanggo mbuktekaken. Aku ora Care apa lomba Trayvon Martin iku, ilang kang urip nalika iku durung duwe banget. Sing kasebut ing kirim liyane kono ana wong enom. Ora, ora ana. Minangka kanti awon kita arep marang kanggo dadi sing George Zimmerman iku luwih sabdho ing njupuk urip, isih ana bocah. 17 lawas taun perangan kang adil anak. Dheweke ora thukul. Iku dadi sedih karo polarisasi sing dumadi lan cemeng lan tiyang kuilt pethak lan lungguh maneh kaya iki olahraga lan whichever tim rak munggah TCTerms paling menang. Sing mung kosong sad. Yen Trayvon Martin wis putih lan George Zimmerman wis ireng, Aku isih aran cara aku aran saiki. Nanging bebener sedih punika, wis George Zimmerman wis ireng lan Trayvon Martin wis putih, iki mesthi wis akeh kasil beda ing kang bakal wis dipenjara dina 1, ngadeg kang lemah utawa ora lan putusan paling mesthi bakal wis wis akeh beda. Bebas bae kanggo befriend kula ing sembarang stopkontak media sosial sing pengin yen sampeyan pengin njaluk aran kanggo sing tenan iki; Nanging, ing titik iki, Aku wis arep bali lan kasebut amarga wis dadi ora arep ngendi wae. Aku appreciate respon Panjenengan sanadyan.

        • Nathanial PolingReply

          Marvin, sampeyan kudu maca tulisan… sampeyan wis ing serangan saka awal nalika isih nyoba kanggo muter “Neutral” kertu. Sampeyan disebut Zimmerman goroh lan matèni lan banjur nyerang sadulur putih sing wis gadhah obrolan sipil. siji, Zimmerman punika Hispanic.. Aku wis tau krungu wong siji nelpon Presiden Obama putih lan titik piyambak nuduhake Bias Panjenengan. pendapat pribadi punika media nyebul iki dadi perang lomba nalika Jeksa Agung bisa ngetokake bener ana tenan utama kutha marang pinggiran. Ana tindak tanduk tartamtu kaya nyawang antarane omah sing ora normal ing bagean utawa komunitas gerbang. Sembarang tetanggan watch wong wis ketemu iki dadi prilaku aneh. Punapa sesampunipun bakal bebantahan salawas-lawase minangka salah siji ora ana kajaba wong lan hakim kapandeng ing kabeh bukti lan mrentah sing crita dianakaké munggah cukup kanggo ora ngyakinake wong.

          • Marvin Lee McManus

            Nathanial, Aku wis ora nyerang sapa. Aku mung sambungan sandi panemu. Sanadyan padha santosa, lagi mine. Iku bakal luwih cocok kanggo sampeyan ngomong
            “Aku aran kaya sampeyan padha nyerang wong”. Aku ngerti carane aku teka tengen lan aku ora nyerang Jonathan ing kabeh. panemu kita beda-beda lan ora kita ganti TCTerms kita tampilan, nanging kita isih conversed. Ngandika Bias, Yours uga banget nyoto. Apa ora George Zimmerman kang kang hispanic wis apa karo bukti sing iki ora bab lomba? Wis kedadean ora adhedhasar lomba yen ora kelakon antarane anggota saka lomba ireng lan putih? Apa warisan Presiden Obama kang kudu karo thread iki? Aku wis tansah ngakeni dandanan etnis kang kanggo apa iku. susah, ana sing bakal nimbang wong ireng mung amarga saka werna saka kulit kang. Ya, Aku ngandika George Zimmerman ana goroh lan matèni a, loro statements bener. Mung amarga hakim dipunbebasaken wong ora nggawe siji palsu. Ing mburi dina, persis apa titik sing nyoba kanggo Pethel ngarep? Aku nuwun sewu yen sing aran minangka sanadyan aku nyerang wong. Aku ora diijini nganggo mratelakake panemume kaya everyone liya ing thread iki wis tanpa kang disalahake kanggo kang soko aku ngerti Aku ora?

        • pepjrpReply

          Gusti Allah bakal dianggep bener, nanging sing tumindak rasis. Nglirwakake bukti ing kasus amarga Martin ireng. Sing mung alesan. Martin nyerang Zimmerman sawise ilang kanggo sawetara menit. Ora Rajapati kedaden, Sing misinformed minangka 10 kang saka 1000 kang sing weruh terus lomba colored kaca tingal.

          • Marvin Lee McManus

            Apa aku golek dadi rodo gumbyang kancaku iku kasunyatan sing nggawe Panyangka babagan kula tanpa malah ngerti aku. Ing blog liyane kene (sawise Trayvon, Bakal Ana Aja Kehakiman Florida kang Other Stand Ground Korban Panjenengan?) ing JL, wong disebut kula “nigger” mung amarga titik tampilan bedho saka duweke dhewe. Apa aku nanggapi? Ora. Ngapa ora? Amarga aku ngerti sing aku lan apa aku makili. Iku nyenengake kanggo kula sing deleng Allah berlaku kaya ora pati jelas sing sing christian. Kaping kabeh, Aku mung mbelo Trayvon Martin wiwit panjenengané dipatèni sing liyan wengi lan terus supaya dipatèni. Aku aran cara pas yen iku bocah putih sethitik uga lan George Zimmerman padha ireng. Iku kang telpon valuing djalmo manungso. sampeyan ndeleng, George Zimmerman iku tukang matèni a. Panjenenganipun devalued urip liyane manungsa kang amarga saka altercation kang miwiti. Preduli saka kang kang bebas saka “wong kang” hukum, hukum Allah ngandika “sira ora matèni”. Apa wong kang nglakoni? Panjenenganipun matèni nalika kahanan kabèh bisa wis nyegah. Apa sampeyan nelpon rasisme apa-apa luwih saka nyoto adhedhasar Nilai Aku nyeleh ing urip Trayvon kang. Aku mad ing George Zimmerman, ora ing kabeh, kang bakal ngadhepi Judge kang. Aku upset ing Stand Hukum lemah Panjenengan, ya aku. Yen durung nglindhungi wadon ireng, Marissa Alexander, sing murub nembak warning ing Bojone, lan salajengipun ngasilaken ing 20 taun pakunjaran ukara kanggo dheweke, iku ngirim ora wis Applied kanggo George Zimmerman salah siji. Supaya sampeyan bisa nganggep apa-apa bab kanyatan mboten midhangetaken lan mung mbelo Trayvon Martin amarga iku ireng nuduhake kula Bias lan rasisme gawan magepokan karo Panyangka basis lomba. Iku luwih nyoto ing disdain saka “10'S 1000 kang sing weruh terus lomba colored kaca tingal”. Matur nuwun kanggo nggawe kula ngguyu sanadyan.

          • pepjrp

            Kita minangka Kristen sing diijini kanggo njupuk urip yen kito ing bebaya… lan katon yen Zimmerman kang ana. Uga katon sing ora menehi Zimmerman entuk manfaat saka sing. Yen ora balap adhedhasar, banjur sandi ngapuro, nanging sing siji saka banget sawetara sing ora. Nanging sing Kristen lan saklawasé kabeh wong sing aku wis ngandika karo online sing ora, Aku bakal menehi bab sing. Nanging iku cetha sing pracaya sawetara untruths bab ngono tanpa ningali utawa ngrungokake dhewe. Sing endi aggravation sandi rawuh ing. Aku ora yakin salah siji cara utawa liyane nganti aku ngginakaken wektu kanggo njaluk minangka akeh bukti minangka Aku. Sampeyan iki kaget aku katutup. saiki, Aku weruh sing akeh sing nggunakake cilik Marissa Alexander Slam putusan Zimmerman. Saiki aku ora ngerti akeh bab iku kaya aku siji iki, nanging aku ngerti sing Alexander ditawani 3 taun hasil penting sanget dheweke nguripake mudhun. Nanging, Aku tau maca kasunyatan sing ing postingan sapa kang. Ana uga paseksi sing dheweke wis bisa ngiwa lan malah teka maneh sawise dheweke iki musna, nanging aku ora ngerti sing kanggo manawa, nanging bagean cilik tuntutan ukum kang. Nanging ana alesan sanget pracaya sing Trayvon Martin uga wis ngiwa lan bali. Ana menit ngendi Zimmerman ngandika ing telpon menyang 911 mbudhalaké sing ora ngerti ngendi Martin. Nanging kowé ora ngerti sing awit kowe ora nyoba kanggo ngerti, sira? komentar Kula “10'S 1000 kang sing weruh terus lomba colored kaca tingal” stands minangka luwih saka bener. Ana kathah tiyang kuilt pethak sing pracaya Zimmerman iku kaluputan kanggo kabeh jinis alasan pribadi, nanging ana sakbenere ora cemeng sing aran Zimmerman uga resik Sing kabeh bukti rasis sampeyan kudu.

          • Marvin Lee McManus

            Mangga kula sih lan mungkasi. Minangka christian, sampeyan kudu ngerti luwih saka kanggo nyoba lan kuliah kula bab pracaya untruths. Sing gawe katut sing pracaya marang samubarang kabeh sing teka metu saka tutuk George Zimmerman kang ana bebener. Aku ora tutul sing jalaran, mung Gusti Allah iku Hakim kang. Sing liyane sing nyoba kanggo muni ora bot-sih lan nyoto bab ngono, Samsaya Awon iku nemu. lan maneh, metu assuming ngerti carane akeh kasus iki aku mirengke kanggo aku. Aku banget uga maca, educated, individu sing bisa mikir kanggo aku, loro saka emosi. Mangga marang kula ing Kitab Suci endi ngandika yen urip ing bebaya, sampeyan bisa njupuk siji liyane. Sira ora matèni liya persis sing. Lan please nyisakke kula karo pengorbanan prajanjian lawas sing padha lazim amarga rahmat Allah wis ora teka ing pemandangan. The Marissa Alexander cilik, ora Matter, hasil penting sanget utawa ora, yen dheweke felt uripe padha ing bebaya, dheweke wis saben tengen kanggo ngadeg lemah dheweke. Sampeyan ndhukung hukum sing wis disambungake menyang overtones rasis blatant lan nyoba kanggo defend iku, maneh, ora dipikir apik. uga, yen sing aran saw nuduhake yen urip ing bebaya sampeyan bisa njupuk siji liyane, Apa kang aran babagan abortions sing medhis perlu. Mung curious ngerti. maneh, ing mburi dina, panemu sing kagungan lan sing ora ganti, ora ana mine. Bentenipun mung, mine kasil saka sudut Kemanusiaan murni, Yours mung metu saka murka lan frustasi sing aran cilik iki ana bab lomba. Ndeleng prabédan?

          • Nathanial Poling

            Sampeyan mung nuduhake nggatekke utawa lack mung umum kawruh… Ngadeg lemah Panjenengan tau malah digunakake ing kasus Zimmerman dening nimbali, kang ana resik malah tanpa hukum sing. Salajengipun hukum sing wis Applied 2 kanggo 1 ing sih saka Afrika Amerika mbelo piyambak marang Amerika Afrika saka tiyang kuilt pethak nggunakake hukum.

          • Marvin Lee McManus

            Ora ketompo carane akeh sing pengin pengin adoh hukum SYG, ing deliberation lan asil basa disempurnakaké ing verbiage SYG. SO ing teori mung amarga SYG iki ora kasebut, ora ateges iki ora basis saka kaputusan. Salajengipun, please nyisakke kula statistik manawa sampeyan bisa gawe wong munggah karo bukti. Sabanjure, nimbang basa yen sampeyan pengin nganggep wong sing bodho amarga sampeyan bodho yen saestu pitados bilih ngatur SYG diputer ora bagean ing kasil final. Lan minangka adoh minangka arupi stats, monggo waca salah siji saka ing ngisor iki…

            http://blog.metrotrends.org/2012/08/stand-ground-laws-worsen-racial-disparities/

            http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2013/07/13/stand-your-ground-laws-increases-racial-bias-in-justifiable-homicide-trials/

            Seneng dina.

          • Nathanial Poling

            sira tenan mung ngirim saperangan saka blog acak?

            Saiki ngijini pindhah ing kanggo sawetara statistik nyata:
            Nanging kurang luwih siji pihak saka Florida "Menenga lemah Panjenengan" claims ing
            kasus bejat wis digawe dening wastani ireng, lan padha digunakake ing
            nimbali kasil 55 persen wektu, ing tingkat padha karo
            populasi ing gedhe lan ing tingkat sing luwih dhuwur tinimbang wastani putih,
            miturut analisis Daily Caller saka database maintained dening Tampa Bay Times. tambahan, mayoritas korban ing Florida "Menenga lemah Panjenengan" kasus wis putih.

            Afrika Amerika digunakake "Menenga lemah Panjenengan" pertahanan ing saklawasé kaping pindho ing tingkat sing ngarsane ing populasi Florida, kang kadhaptar ing 16.6 persen ing 2012.

            http://www.tampabay.com/stand-your-ground-law/fatal-cases

            Salajengipun, Aku mung maca saka cilik ing New York ing 2009: http://rochester.ynn.com/content/top_stories/490926/jury-finds-roderick-scott-not-guilty/

            Jenis Rezer mbantah kertu kabèh lomba pitakonan sing Presiden Obama lan wong main ngono sing diwasa ireng bakal ora wis bisa dipunbebasaken yen padha matèni taruna putih.

          • Marvin Lee McManus

            Nathanial,

            Aku ora arep nganggep apa-apa bab sampeyan kanggo wayahe liyane saka sing cetha ora kaya dadi salah lan sampeyan uga tresna kanggo defend hukum kontrovèrsial. Apa sampeyan pengin ngakeni utawa ora lan golek stats sing ndhukung narasi Panjenengan, sapa bisa, hukum SYG, apa kasebut ing kasus iki utawa ora, wis dibangun ing Target rasis. Aku pancen ora niyat terus wacana iki bebarengan karo kowé. Apa? Sampeyan bisa uga takon. Iku accomplishing pancen boten. pendapat ora arep ngganti lan sanadyan punika mine. Sing tegese aku ora bisa utawa ora ngormati sing? Ora ing kabeh. Iku tegese aku kesel ngantem jaran mati karo sampeyan. wacana Civil saestu kakurangan ing bangsa iki lan iki bukti luwih sing duwe cara dawa kanggo pindhah supaya kita dadi siji bangsa ing Allah. Aku ndedonga marang katresnan ngrambah atimu uga mine lan wong liya sing uga kesandhung marang blog iki. Duwe sore gedhe.

          • Nathanial Poling

            Marvin,
            Aku ndeleng sing skirted nanggepi sandi. Aku bakal ndedonga kanggo kowé sing Gusti Allah mbusak Panjenengan “lomba” blinders sing mengaruhi bantahan Panjenengan. Aku ngerti rasisme bakal tansah ana saka kabeh balapan menyang liyane nanging ana sawetara wong metu ana sing wis dipindhah ngluwihi lomba lan saben kedadean ora tansah kudu karo werna saka kulit. Aku wis prewangan yen bukti nuduhake yen Zimmerman guilty saka angkara nanging aku bakal terus padu karo sapa sing wis akeh banget sing dipengaruhi dening meh 100% media putih karo motif palsu kanggo Paint crita iki menyang soko sing bakal tarik pamirso lan nggawe wong liyane dhuwit uga push agenda anti-gun sing. Padha doctored video, kaset audio lan akeh narasi liyane kanggo rile munggah komunitas African American lan aku iku travesty a. Mugi Zimmerman sue celonone mati kanggo fitnah lan pitenah.

          • Marvin Lee McManus

            Nathanial,

            Nalika ndedonga Gusti Allah mbusak blinders lomba saka mripat nalika assuming sing alesan aku terus panemu Aku terus, please éling sing pandonga mbokmenawa ora wis kepungkur ceiling Panjenengan. Aku skirted nanggepi amarga aku ora aran perlu kanggo mangsuli kowe nalika sampeyan ora duwe idea apa sing lagi ngomong bab ngendi aku ngangap. Sampeyan ora bisa nyampur pandonga cinta lan sengit marang kabèh ing wektu sing padha. Panyangka sing mung amarga Trayvon Martin ireng lan alesan aku aran cara aku iku cetha salah. Aku ora arep kanggo defend mratelakake panemume, sing apa luwih kanggo utawa wong liya amarga ing mburi dina, sing arep isih aran cara sing nggawe lan dadi mudheng babagan. Iku ngina minangka tiyang pitados kanggo sampeyan malah nyoba kanggo teka tengen cara sing nalika sampeyan ngerti dhewe sing kawicaksanan punika principal Allah-diwenehi sing wis dadi wis Applied sore ing bagean George Zimmerman kang, kita bakal ora gadhah diskusi iki. Sampeyan ndeleng kancaku, Iblis nerangake dibagi, lan kang wis mesthi mengkono iku Proyek karo Jeksa Agung bisa ngetokake iki. Aku terus panemu amarga urip wong enom iki dijupuk–POINT BLANK-, periode! Kasunyatan sing lagi dadi panah-minded babagan ing assuming sing amarga aku ireng lan Trayvon Martin ireng, Aku aran cara iki, cetha khayal. Kanggo sampeyan pirembagan blinders lomba kang dibusak saka mripat nalika sampeyan lagi cetha ngagem dhewe laughable kanggo kula. Tinimbang ndedonga kanggo wong liya, sampeyan bisa uga pengin takon Allah kanggo miwiti karo atimu pisanan. Sampeyan bisa uga kudu kaget ing apa marang kowe.

          • Nathanial Poling

            panjenengan miwiti karo ndedonga, supaya ora kuliah marang Aku bab apa ndedonga babagan. Aku kudu mriksa atimu dhewe, iku ketok iki ana bab lomba amarga aku sangsi iki wis digawe iku liwat warta lokal lan menyang pikiran paling wong yen ngono wis ireng ing ireng utawa ireng putih. Yen sampeyan ora pengin ngadhepi kanyatan, sing dipilih nanging ana akeh kasus sing ndhukung tampilan kalebu wong ireng ing New York sing dijupuk taruna putih nganggo hoody lan rampung ditemokaké ora guilty ing kabeh biaya. Ana padha ora media nasional nuduhake munggah, ora baiters lomba putih nelpon kanggo mbantah. Crita iki bakal temen beda wis Martin ora nyerang Zimmerman lan aku ndhukung akeh views nanging Martin kapindho mutusaké arep apa gawe piala kanggo Zimmerman lan ngalahake sirah marang trotoar lan doyo pasuryan ing, kang ngangkat awake kanggo dijupuk. Periode.. sleep… uncalan metu lomba lan sing bukti kosong lan prasaja.

          • Marvin Lee McManus

            Wow. Ora wonder isih ana hubungan lomba nggegirisi ing negara iki. Iku luwih saka ketok ana prakara apa aku wis ngandika utawa carane aku wis ditulis dhewe, sing isi kanggo generalize reaksi lan raos. Duwe bilih, seneng wektu pandonga lan duwe urip gedhe. Aku ngarep-arep kanggo ndeleng sampeyan ing sisih liyane.

    • NicoleReply

      Aku setuju karo nampa imbangan mesthi kabeh injustices sosial. Nanging, ana audio ing awal kono digunakake slur rasis lan nduweni riwayat nelpon ing ireng lanang ing tetanggan. Race mungkin ora mung faktor nanging.

      • jonathansampsonReply

        Nicole, George disebut wong sing “goon,” lan “f * cking punk.” Mung bukti samubarang slurs rasis teka nalika Jeantel njupuk ngadeg lan nekseni yen nalika dheweke ana ing telpon karo Trayvon, Trayvon disebut George “Serem bokong crack,” lan mengko “nigga”.

        George mentored (rong) anak ireng, njupuk prawan ireng kanggo nari, lan malah kagungan support saka cemeng ing tetanggan kang ing peran saka watch tetanggan. Ana pancen ora ana bukti sing Trayvon iki racially profiled, utawa sing George rasis.

        • pepjrpReply

          proyek gedhe sing ngerti kuwi. Ala banget ana mung 1 yuta wong supaya ireng metu ana kanggo ngajari ing bebener ing prakara iki kaya sampeyan nindakake karo buncis lan Nicole. Amazing carane supaya akeh arep pracaya gething lomba lan ora bisa nyebar cepet cukup.

        • KacangReply

          Hmm.. Aku iku “coon” ora goon. Sing iku istilah rasis.

          Apa ora ketompo iki saiki tho? Apa kita kabeh mung onomatopia mung kanggo titik kita tampilan durung maneh?? Aku duwe durung weruh sapa ing iki exchange forum soko migunani.

          Aku ora bakal ngerti iki.. kita mestine dadi pasamuwan.

        • jonathansampsonReply

          Debat ana antarane coon lan goon - prabédan c lan g. kanca George kang kira-kira dasawarsa (lan ireng, yen sing penting) mikiraken tembung digunakake ana “goon,” nyatakake kang wis ora krungu bae luwih enom saka 40 sing utawa 50 kang nggunakake “coon” minangka slur rasis. Aku wong wis ora krungu coon digunakake minangka derogative; Aku wis mung tau krungu iku digunakake minangka referensi kanggo Raccoons.

          Nalika nliti siji clip audio ambigu iki ing cahya kabeh liya, iku ndadekake raos liyane sing ngandika “goon”. sawise kabeh, Joe Oliver (kanca ireng George kang) bilih ing dasawarsa tau weruh apa sing bakal suggest George rasis. George njupuk prawan ireng kanggo nari, lan mentored bocah enom ireng. Boten wonten pratondo kang views sopo wae liya kang kurang saka wong ing akun saka werna kulit.

          debat Iki penting amarga pasamuwan arupi kabeh jinis beda saka wong, ireng lan putih. Kaya crita tragis kaya iki bisa nimbulaké bagean gedhe ing awak katon, lan kuwi kita kudu kabeh dadi kasengsem ing apa bebener, adhedhasar alesan lan bukti, supaya minangka supaya masalah rasah ing awak.

        • pepjrpReply

          Ora, ngandika iku fu **** g kadhemen. google iku. Listen to audio. FBI nyatakake ana apa ngandika. Ora ana slurs rasis kajaba dening Martin.

        • KacangReply

          Mungkin durung ngomong istilah rasis banjur. Aku ora ngerti apa kang ana ing atine, nanging Aku wong ora mikir Zimmerman ana rasis. Iya Nanging “profil racially” Trayvon. Lan sing tragis dhewe kanggo akeh alasan…

          mangkono, kita kudu ngrembug…1. Pripun kita menehi hasil karo angkara tarif relatif luwih ing masyarakat ireng? Wong malah Care kanggo nindakake apa-apa bab iki minangka dadi akeh ngomong sawijining “ireng” masalah? 2. Carane kita bisa mungkasi pigeonholing wong menyang dobel tartamtu adhedhasar werna? Apa media? Apa bab statistik iki, apa tenan ateges? 3. Kepriye bisa luwih united? Waca saben wong nilai saka tampilan? Mungkin luwih forum ngendi wong ngrembug pengalaman?

          Aku pengin duwe diskusi sing, nanging onomatopia saben liyane wis ora arep bantuan. Apa titik hurling moyoki? The nggawa wiwitan taun 1960-an. The pointing metu ireng ing angkara tarif ireng minangka sawetara sabdhoning.. Apa wong-wong mengkono iki? Cukup kanggo babras siji liyane?

          minangka Kristen, carane kita bisa dadi conto saka carane teka bebarengan ing kahanan angel kaya iki? Carane kita bisa nggunakake conto Yesus ora Pick speck metu saka mripat sadulur kita kang- nanging kanggo nliti dhéwé lan takon yen kita mengkono kabeh sing bisa kanggo nggawe donya iki panggonan sing luwih apik?

      • pepjrpReply

        wrong Nicole… liyane goroh lan akurat dening hustlers lomba lan media liberal. Bakal njupuk wektu dawa kanggo saé kabeh kawulo sing akeh banget cemeng sing luwih seneng pracaya. Nicole, sampeyan ora ngerti bukti. Mangga sinau wong.

      • Nathanial PolingReply

        Nicole, sira ngrungokake sentosa? Mung slurs rasis padha metu saka ing cangkemé Martin miturut marang kanca sing ngomong marang ing telpon.

        • lewritesReply

          Kaping pisan, Maksudku ora disrespect…Aku putih / native Amérika. Nanging aku wis mung tau krungu “goon” ing referensi kanggo wong ireng. Lan minangka adoh minangka apa Jonathan Thompson wis ngandika…Aku wis krungu lan wong dikenal sing mentor dicekel bocah ireng amarga padha arep “civilize” wong-wong mau utawa mung amarga padha arep apa Deed sing apik dina dening ngewangi lomba liyane.

          Aku ora ngandika Martin ana hak kanggo ngomong apa ngandika. Adoh saka iku. Aku loro-lorone iya salah ing kasus iki lan aku ora pracaya kita bakal tau ngerti bebener. sawise kabeh, kathah wong wis bisa kanggo njaluk adoh karo Rajapati dening nggawe wong pracaya crita sing…ana cilik ing negara ngarep ing kang wong matèni cah lan tak wong ngapusi kanggo wong lan menehi wong sing alibi. Pungkasanipun wong durung metu lan marang bebener, nanging aku mung matur mung amarga lajeng dipunbebasaken lan wong ngandika kabeh kuwi bab wong ora ateges padha ora jujur. Aku uga ora ngandika yen wong iki kang ora jujur, salah siji.

          Liyane cilik ing negara asal melu pemain bal-balan kang diantemi pati dening wong loro saka sekolah liyane ing konferensi. Senadyan akun seksi mripat, salah siji saka wong loro iki tak mati scott free, siji liyane bisa kanggo njaluk hasil penting sanget kanggo raja pati. Wong sekseni wong loro enom iki Sucker Punch wong iki nalika wus bali nguripake kanggo wong-wong mau, lan padha nglajengake digebugi nganti ana ing lemah, semaput, banjur padha pamisah nalika padha krungu sirens. Lan salah siji saka wong-wong mau saged lumaku.

          Wonten bolongan ageng ing sistem kaadilan, mung amarga wong wis dipunbebasaken ora ateges padha lagi resik. Ing tangan liyane, kathah wong sing buktiaken guilty lan malah kaleksanan sing padha mengko ketemu dadi resik. Mung wong loro ngerti manawa apa sing kedaden wengi

        • jonathansampsonReply

          Aku wis ora tau krungu “goon” digunakake minangka slur rasis kanggo wong ireng. Mung banjur bali kanggo mriksa Kamus Urban lan ora koyone sebutno lomba ing samubarang ukara ndhuwur sawijining.

          A “Goon” biasane piyantun bisu, utawa amba. pemimpin Mafia bisa ngirim sing “goons” metu apa Penawaran sing. Mung dadi pepek aku dicenthang Etimologi ing, lan iku banget ora dhaftar sembarang hubungan rasis. Kawicaksanan iku kanggo nelayan, individu otot, lan mengko ing sajarah kanggo delinquents.

          Minangka kanggo apa komentar babagan bimbingan bocah enom ireng amarga pengin “civilize wong,” kita ora bisa nganggep motif wong adhedhasar pranatan preconceived kita dhewe mau - iku paling ora mung sing padha. Yen George mentored anak ireng, lan aku ora basis kanggo anggepanipun sapérangan Grant kongkalikong ing bagean kang, Aku kudu nganggep iku amarga saestu peduli bab mau.

          ngisor garis ing cilik Zimmerman iku bukti nuduhake George ana ing ngisor. knuckles Travyon kang nuduhake yen dheweke punching piyantun. sirah George iki kanti awon katindhes lan diantemi. Panjenenganipun pengusaha malah sadurunge gadhah pengacara, malah njupuk polisi metu reenact punapa. Detectives njupuk crita kang liwat lan liwat, kaping pirang-pirang sing beda-beda, looking for pratandha cidra lan ketemu ana. Miturut saben ngukur katon sing George ana ing wedi kanggo gawe piala ono sesambungan karo badan gedhe, utawa malah pati. Kita ora duwe basis kanggo nyaranke digunakake.

          Aku setuju yen wong iku elek lan adoh karo, nalika wong liya sing unjustly kaukum Kadurjanan padha ora laku. Aku ora mikir mantan ditrapake kanggo George; ora adhedhasar bukti. Nanging aku mikir terakhir ora minangka wong saiki gadhah kanggo ndhelikake kanggo nglindhungi piyambak lan kulawarga nalika donya cat wong minangka rasis - nyebabake tiyang kuilt pethak lan cemeng kabeh liwat kanggo pengin wong pati.

          Ana bolongan ing sistem; ora bakal tukar-padu sing. Nanging aku padha ora basis kanggo arbitrarily ascribing kasil sembarang minangka asil sing bolongan – ora tanpa sawetara jinis bukti, utawa pertimbangan ngalangi. Kabèh ing kasus iki, kabeh data ing kita wis padha liwat sasi nliti, nyaranake George wis jujur ​​bab sing wengi. paseksi mripat-seksi ndhukung crita. paseksi kuping-seksi ndhukung crita. Bukti ora misalign piyambak karo crita. We kudu, saking bab kanggo alesan, cadangan sembarang speculation luwih lan paukuman kanggo Gusti Allah.

          Yen sampeyan pengin ndeleng cilik langit panyembelèhan resik, katon ora luwih saka John Spooner. Wong kang 70 kang dijupuk anak enom ireng kaping pindho ing godhongé amba Awan taun pungkasan. ngerti “hak istimewa putih” ora bakal ngayomi, padha tatu nganti nyuwun gendheng. Sing bakal dadi papan sing apik kanggo katon kanggo rasisme – sentosa Zimmerman ora. Kang cahya skinned ora supaya sampeyan njaluk adoh karo Rajapati.

        • lewritesReply

          Bener kowé, kita ora bisa nganggep apa-apa, Aku mesthi setuju. Apa aku nyoba do pengacara play setan kang. Aku ngerti kang cahya skinned ora njaluk sing adoh karo Rajapati (ing cilik saka wong nyababaken cah, wong ana putih, ing cilik saka pemain bal-balan, kabeh pihak padha ireng).
          Nanging iku ora tanggung ing njawi kothak kanggo mikir…uga…wonten ing njawi kothak. Urban Dictionary aku ora menyang kanggo akèh informasi amarga akèh aku krungu sak ngendi aku manggon dadi beda saka apa diselehake ing situs. Mbok wilayah sandi maringi tembung beda makna. Kaya jempol ing masyarakat tartamtu padha karo driji tengah.
          Aku iki nggawe coro sexsual dilecehke minangka bocah enom dening wong kang ora salah wis tau seng di tuduh bakal nindakake kang mangkono. A rekaman trek apik, tuwane apik, ketoke wong apik. Everyone wiwit minangka akeh…tengen? Yen wong iku supaya apik, carane wong bisa nglakoni kaya sing kanggo kula?
          Suffice menyang, cilik iki ndadekke munggah TCTerms diskusi apik, preduli saka apa utawa ora rasisme ana motivasi. Ya, media panganan ing, lan iki sickening sing padha supaya. Aku ana utama media ing College, kita lagi memulang dadi adil, nanging wong-wong ngedol metu ing perusahaan kanggo nggawe crita luwih apik, iku salah.
          Iki kok aku ndedonga kanggo loro kulawargané, Aku ninggalake nganti Gusti Allah dadi hakim final, amarga ing mburi, Iku mung siji sing nduweni panggonan kanggo nglakoni. Aku nuwun sewu yen nyebabake disrespect sembarang, Aku ora temenan.

    • pepjrpReply

      media ora Care babagan crita, awit kowé ora Black. Tiyang kuilt pethak lan Hispanics ing salib-rambut kanggo pemimpin rasis kaya Jackson lan Sharptin.

    • pepjrpReply

      Persis bener buku iki erroneously digawa ing lomba nalika ngandika yen Zimmerman profiled Martin lan sampeyan prudently marang kanyatan sing padha kiwa metu. gething rasis bisa Foster nalika wong laporan irresponsibly. Dheweke uga kiwa metu utawa ora ngerti sing Martin ora lumaku ing sidewalks nalika arep ngarep, kang Cut liwat yard mung sawetara kaki saka omahé lan lawang nggawa anggepan marang awake. Zimmerman kacarita sing manggon ing 911 operator langkung, Nabi Yokanan lan paningalan Martin. Kaya kang kacarita urip sing Martin iki musna lan wus ilang wong. Yagene Martin teka bali minangka menit lunga dening lan apa kasunyatan kabeh penting dilirwakaké dening jaringan lan masal? A kasunyatan kang wis nyatakake kakehan, nanging tansah kiwa metu dening masal ireng lan mesthi, ing hustlers lomba kaya Jackson lan Sharptin.

  2. gdoggydog05Reply

    masalah iku, uga, sing siji ora bakal ngakeni iku uga rasis kanggo wong kanggo PILIH ngono minangka penting siji sing everyone wis dirungokake ing, lan wis mratelakake panemume, ing, ing basis saka lomba. i appreciate thoughtfulness ndhuwur, minangka iki salah siji saka kiriman kurang bodho sing aku wis maca, nanging Aku putih 26 taun lanang lawas saka suborbs lan Aku uga wis sedhih dening ngono. Iku ora mung penggambaran riwayat sing mbuktikake rasisme isih urip. Kasunyatan sing cilik iki dikenal ing kabeh iku rasisme ing sawijining wangun murni. Kita ngomong bab ngono amarga lanang ireng iku mati. Kita dianggep sing trajedy ireng (Mungkin mengkono luwih asring, lan sing tragis, nanging ora titik kene) dadi luwih penting saka kabeh ewu liyane saka tragedi saben dina. Ana kabeh limo trajedies wong ireng nyababaken Folks putih lan gedhe-gedhe malah motivasi racially, sing ora kacarita lan gilap liwat, lan iki banget, dadi bab normal. Ing Wisconsin padha, Aku pracaya iku, sawetara taun kepungkur flash mob arupi remaja African American ransacked serangan sing padha lan tumata marang tiyang kuilt pethak-mung, ing sawetara kasus padha njotosi wong tuwa ing pasuryan, mlaku menyang omah-omahé lokal lan bisnis karo nomer lan nyolong lan Mariah karo pasukan, lan ora ana area media. Bisa mbayangno yen klompok remaja putih diangkah cemeng? media milih, lan yen sampeyan milih, yen sampeyan mung fokus ing “mung wong ireng bisa ngerti” sisih ngono, sing tragedi ireng iku salah siji sing paling penting, malah saiki, nalika Hispanics, chinese, tiyang kuilt pethak, sing matèni ing fashion padha. cilik iki bisa dadi simbolis sawetara Urut saka ireng “perjuangan,” i ngerti sing. Nanging iki ora cara kanggo ngatasi iku. Aku ngerti kanggo pasuryan sing iki mung widens chasm antarane kita. Sampeyan dhateng kula minangka wong putih sing aku ora ngerti carane iku bakal profiled, nanging bener aku iki profiled kabeh sing cara padha, minangka wong enom. aku setuju, iku moreso karo kulit peteng colored, nanging “enom” wis soko apa karo banget. Sampeyan ngomong i tau ngerti, nanging Mungkin sampeyan bakal tau ngerti apa iku ndadekake kula aran kaya nalika para sadhereke christian ireng fokus ing martin, lan ora malah ngakoni kasunyatan iku salah ing Panggonan pisanan kanggo milih trajedy iki minangka luwih penting sing atusan trajedys padha sing dumadi saben. Aku pracaya iku dosa. Sing pendapat. Sing sawetara Urut saka pikiran dosa konco sembarang Kayata saka milih siji lomba liwat liyane. Lan aku pracaya ” kowé ora ing sandi shoes” mung widens sing chasm antarane balapan lan statement ora adil. Kowe ngerti apa iku kaya kanggo kula kanggo ora pindhah menyang College, amarga aku ora duwe 8 grand mbikak watara, nalika nonton Afrika Amerika karo gelar padha njupuk titik lan beasiswa? Sampeyan mbokmenawa ora. Kula titik, sing sembarang wektu sampeyan ngomong “sampeyan ora ngerti apa iku kaya dadi werna sandi,” sampeyan ora mengkono apa produktif, amarga aku tau bisa werna. Aku pracaya yen cemeng sing kaya buta kanggo masalah sing nyebabake dibagi jero antarane balapan. Afrika Amerika sing nonton bab Travon Martin iki lan mikir bab siji, nalika Whites mikir soko tanggung beda. “Apa mung lan tengen kanggo ngono kanggo milih minangka penting, lan misuwur, lan ageng saka kabeh liyane, ing basis saka lomba?” Aku durung nyumurupi salah African American Kristen ngakoni. Lan nglirwakake kasunyatan sing dadi bodho. Ana uga sawetara bebener sing cemeng sing profiled, nanging milih kanggo sijine cilik ing tampilan adhedhasar lomba iku salah, lan sopan kanggo balapan sing matèni mung kaya travon ana.

    • Deborah Bilbo-ConeyReply

      Gdoggy, kabeh sing wis ngandika ndadekake pangertèn. Aku ireng lan ibu kalih putra ingkang Aku wungu kanggo ndeleng wong kanggo karakter lan kebecikan sing ora werna saka kulit. Anak kula wis tanggal wadon putih, bocah-bocah wadon Hawaiian, etc. lan aku tansah marang wong aku wis ora ana masalah karo iku amarga kita kabeh digawe dening siji Gusti Allah sing adil lan sing padha. Man digawe dibagi iki dawa ago Menara Babel. Iki kang ngandika, ing kanggo sentosa. Ya, cilik Trayvon iki ditayangke lan ana pilihan saka kombinasi wong ngengkel lan sing manungsa waé teken kanggo kasus. Apa wong-wong ireng ora ngerti iku wong ireng rasis banget. We kudu nggawe gaweyan eling kanggo nyalahke kabeh ing lomba. Iku ora bab lomba piyambak, iku bab George Zimmerman ora manut polisi nalika padha marang wong “Ora TO FOLLOW.” Saiki sawetara kesimpulan sing negatif wis digambar saka duraka marang banget hukum kang ing mburi wong dilindhungi karo Stand hukum lemah Panjenengan. Aku aran melek kanggo kulawarga Trayvon kang, utamané ibuné ora amarga dadi dheweke ireng nanging amarga iku anak a MOTHER'S! Angkara iku salah ora ketompo sing laku iku nanging wong pancene nglakoni angkara dening ora nyawang ing trotoar? Zimmerman banget cepet kanggo tumindak, kang ngirim wis nenggo suwe kanggo ndeleng apa tumindak Trayvon kang padha, yen iki arep katon ing jendhela utawa nyoba kanggo break ing lawang sadurunge nindakake wong. Baris ngisor George Zimmerman mbangun-turut A Command LANGSUNG saka LAW pelaksanaane! Apa math.

      • gdoggydog05Reply

        thanks kanggo pangerten komentar sandi. kanggo krungu saka Afrika Amerika kaya, ora menehi kula pangarep-arep. i setuju George Zimmerman iki tumindak tanpa budi. kang ngirim wis nenggo kanggo pulisi, ora ketompo carane duka kang ana sing tetanggan terus njupuk bejat menyang….ya sing tengen. ora ana sing kurang, kanggo tutug printah sing piyambak, ampun aku mikir dheweke kudu lunga menyang pakunjaran kanggo urip utawa daya karo Rajapati. we must look at the individual incident. not necessarily what happens. let me give you an example. ok two examples that i think keep justice in mind. in one case, a man litters…. he knows its wrong but in a moment of weakness, while driving down the road he throws his milkshake from mcdonalds out the window….. later on, someone sees the milshake, thinks its a bunny rabitt (i know these examples are ridiculous, bear with me) and swerves, wrecks the car and dies. what is the man guilty of? murder? …. no he is guilty of littering. all sin leads to murder. sin is the reason why Christ had to die. But here on earth, we are judged according to the crime, to keep order. nggih, here’s another similar scenario where a lesser action causes a bigger reaction. A lazy person who doesn’t work hard enough on focusing during important tasks like looking after her 2 year old son…. has her infant in the car with the car running and garage door downforgets her cell phone in the house….. a call comes through, she spends on hour on the call and comes out and her child is dead. What is she guilty of? Just laziness and absent-mindedness? Inggih, her child cannot defend himself. He is a child. She knew she was responsible and her negligent act caused his death. This is manslaughter. The child had no part in it.Only she is guilty. ok, zimmerman should be guilty of obstruction of justice and maybe some other things …. nanging, if its true that travon turned on him and was hitting him, and then he shot him. George Zimmerman is guilty of disobeying the police. Nanging ana liyane party free bakal melu. Yen Travon wis, ngomong, 3 pilihanipun….. roto (kang ana meh mesthi luwih cepet….. mlebu….. utawa mbok menawa dadi duka lan ngadepi george minangka kanggo apa kang hassling wong. ora ngerti apa iya. Sing titik. Yen iki nyoba kanggo njaluk adoh lan diburu mudhun dening Zimmerman, Rajapati sawijining. Nanging yen travon, bangga, wanted dadi agresif (i bisa ngerti iki….jaman dhisik, iki mesthi wis kula )…. banjur ing titik, uga digawe ora kaputusan free sing diputer menyang asil Final. Masalah iku kita ampun ngerti kang siji sing occured. Yen kita miwiti ngisi daya wong adhedhasar efek ripple saka kawulo kita, lan kabeh dosa-dosa kita….kayane sampeyan bakal nemokake sing kita ngirim kabeh bakal dikunci adoh. George zzimmerman iku kaluputan marang obstructing karo polisi….lan uga guilty saka liyane, nanging tanpa ana, aku ora ngerti apa.

        • KacangReply

          Zimmerman ora njupuk daya apa aku njobo tenan ana bab. Aku ireng nanging support wis ora adhedhasar lomba ing kabeh. Yen balapan padha mengo aku rase 100% cara pas padha. A wong karo gun mungsuh bocah.

          Aku uga mikir yen sampeyan karyanipun peril utawa kahanan sing mbebayani.. sampeyan culpable kanggo sawetara jurusan… Aku mung pengin FL wis sawetara hukum sing bisa ngukum wong, amarga Z banjur metu looking for alangan sing wengi.

          Aku saestu pracaya yen pulisi nyedhaki Trayvon, Trayon sanadyan upset, isih bakal urip dina iki. Aku guess sing kok aku lewih. Aku mung ndeleng kahanan iki minangka bocah sing ilang urip kang dianakaké kanggo padha, yen ora luwih, tanggung jawab minangka wong.

          • Rita

            SB, Off all the youtubes that is the most ofniesfve I have ever seen. She is as racist as Sharpton and Jackson. I have never been so embarassed of my country ever since that black SOB won on a crooked race!When she wears those leggings off AF1 I go f’king nuts.

      • Nathanial PolingReply

        They said you don’t have to follow himthat doesn’t seem to be a direct command. Salajengipun, an operator on 9-1-1 doesn’t have ultimate authority. It was awful that a boy had to die, but I doubt your well brought up boys would have ever attacked Mr. Zimmerman and beat his head against the sidewalk and broke his nose. He would have asked them who they were, they could have answered politely and why they were running between houses in a gated community and life goes on.

      • pepjrpReply

        Your a nice lady Deborah, but you are wrong as can be when you said it is about George Zimmerman not obeying the police when they told him “Ora TO FOLLOW.” He didn’t disobey anyone. Listen to the audio on Youtube! He said OK and started walking back to his truck. He was out of breath when he was following Martin, but after he said OK, the heavy breathing stopped as he answered a couple of more questions about the address for the cops and then he hangs up as a number of minutes had gone by and he clearly states that he doesn’t know where Martin went. Martin was only 50 yards from his home, but he came back on the scene. Your comment of BOTTOM LINE IS GEORGE ZIMMERMAN DISOBEYED A DIRECT COMMAND FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT is totally nonfactual and you don’t seem like the kind of person who wants to spread lies. You have been lied to as have 1,000’s and 1,000’s of others! Listen and research and you will find out that I am telling you the truth! And technically, the 911 operator said to ZimmermanWe don’t need you to do that”. Zimmerman said OK and you can hear that he stopped running. Get the facts don’t believe the racist lies.

    • Andrew KeeterReply

      Trip I have to
      agree with gdoggydog05
      because he explains his scenario very well.
      This confrontation between Zimmermann and Martin was something that
      happens on a daily basis in this country and as much of a tragedy as it is to
      see a young man killed, it’s more of a tragedy to see the media turn this into
      a racial driven trial with no possible good outcome if Zimmermann was found not
      guilty. That night Trayvon was shot
      there was no racial profiling by Zimmermann that can be proven. The media along with Jesse Jackon, Al
      Sharpton, President Obama, The New Black Panther Party and other big time
      African American celebrities stood up to give their views on what they think
      happened when no one except Trayvon Martin and George Zimmermann truly knew what
      happened. These actions created a storm
      of racial violence talk that couldn’t be stopped. I think we should pray for both sides of this
      trial and ask that God step in to console those who are hurting, angered, lan
      confused about this entire situation.
      Satan has control of the media in this country and he does what he wants
      with it. You only hear about the stories
      that will get the most attention so then these biased media stations can sell
      air time for businesses to show commercials.
      I mean how much more do you think they charged during the times of this
      trial on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and other affiliates so that businesses could get
      their commercials on selling their products to the public. It’s not about reporting the news on the
      death of a young man way before his time and the person who shot him…..it’s
      about money which is the root of all evil.
      These media stations have been showing this trail for the past three
      weeks collecting more and more money just loving it. I bet they hoped the trial would go on longer
      so they could keep raking in the profits.
      It’s sick how we give so much of our lives to the TV and obey it like it
      is our teacher when we should be focusing on Jesus. You even have a song talking about taking
      your eyes of you and putting them on Him.
      We need to take our eyes off the TV and focus on our own community and churches. If we live in California, Virginia, New York,
      Montana, Texas, etc… we can’t change what happened in Florida where Trayvon
      iki dijupuk, but we can change the way our community acts. We teach our children about God, Gusti Yesus, lan
      the Holy Spirit. We elect community
      leaders, government officials, police chiefs, mayors, etc that stand for our Christian
      values and won’t back down when they are threatened by those who still have the
      veil over their eyes. We can’t keep
      focusing on what is happening hours away when our own community is struggling
      from the same issues. I’m a white 28
      male who has served this country fighting in the Iraq war. I deployed to a country where they have
      nothing and saw all the many things I still take for granted today that these
      people would give an arm or leg to have.
      It made me realize there are much bigger problems in this world than the
      minor bickering we continue to do. Iblis
      wants to rile people up and get them all upset over racial violence. Someone else said it in their post, but I’ll
      say it too. The only color we need to be
      concerned with is the color red—representing the blood of Jesus. I truly feel your pain in having racial
      profiling because when I was younger I had my own and still today I see
      iku. Gdoggydog05 made a great point about
      white children who can’t go to college because they don’t have the thousands of
      dollars lying around to blow, but children of other races are able to get money
      from the government to help them out.
      Same thing goes for jobs at fast food or businesses like that. I was racially profiled when I was younger
      trying to get a job at McDonalds and two kids who were a different race then me
      got the job and I didn’t. It’s not fair,
      but life isn’t fair sometimes and that is just showing you that Satan is
      getting at you. If God can forgive all
      your sin why would skin color be an issue with Him? Racial profiling is of this world, Satan is
      the ruler of this world until Jesus comes back to take it back. Until then we must live in this world, nanging kita
      don’t have to live for this world. We
      live for things higher than this world putting ourselves above race. We all have gone through struggles. Some have gone through struggles that were
      caused by the color of their skin. Some
      went through struggles because the way their body looks. Some went through internal struggles that
      were caused from birth. Some have done
      stuff they feel they could never get over and what happened to all these people
      when they came to know Christ? They all
      had help with their struggles. Gusti bakal
      not let us fall and He will guide us through the struggles. This Trayvon vs Zimmermann thing needs to
      stop because a verdict has been reached.
      The justice system has done its job and we need to look at the
      facts. If this case was between two
      people of the same color we as a nation would have never heard of it and the
      same verdict would have been reached without anyone knowing. We need to stop letting the media and
      celebrities control our thoughts. If we
      put our faith in man then we will fail.
      Stop focusing on them and put your eyes on HIM.

  3. MattyReply

    While I completely agree with everything said here, I think it’s important to follow the facts and not our emotions in this case. Local police and the FBI have determined that racism did not play a role in this case. They found no evidence that Zimmerman profiled Martin based on his race. They found evidence that Zimmerman profiled Martin based on suspicious activity. Zimmerman only responded when asked by the police with what race Martin was. He didn’t call up and say he was following a young black man. I’m not saying it wasn’t racial profiling. But the evidence does not allow us to make that determination. And blindly choosing to believe it was racial when there is no evidence to that fact makes the case racial when it doesn’t need to be. Race didn’t come up in the trial. If the prosecution believed Zimmerman was acting out of racist motives, don’t you think that would have come up? The prosecution needed to get the jurors on their sidepainting Zimmerman as a racist would have been the best way to do that.

    The issue you spoke about is incredibly real and incredibly ugly. I’m just arguing that in this case, painting it as a racist matter when the evidence doesn’t support it is dangerous and unhealthy.

  4. Samuel ColemanReply

    http://youtu.be/DOSyr5VZK3g

    Watch this Video….

    Trip I love and Respect you, your music and your message but I totally agree with Jonathan Sampson below….

    I do agree that there is definitely racism today but this case getting media attention is a bunch of crap.

    All of the cases that Glen Beck talked about GOT 000000000 Media attention…. Apa ??/ bec we have a Liberal non Christian Country who is following the Father the Devil…. And we have a President who plays the race card ever minute .. kok ? To get what he wants …. not for Justice not for Truth….

    As a white man my brother was held at gun point bec he was white.. as a white man My father and his college friend were out witnessing and Got circled by a gang of Blacks bec white boys were not supposed to be in that area of town.. my brothers friend got pistol wiped and let them go.. My dad spoke the words of the Holy Spirit, asking the menare you hungryand God knowing they had not eaten in a few days saved my Father…….

    No I am not a black man but I feel horrible for Trayvon and when there is REAL racism

    Our Country is going down the drain.. Rum 1. God has given us up to the Depraved mind…. What we have seen is nothing in comparison to what is going to come.. Mark my wards if America continues in the way that it is going it will be Illegal to be a Christian and we will be murdered in the streets..

  5. DaveReply

    Appreciate the article, trip.
    One thing I think that’s good for us as Christians to keep in mind is that we should hate racism/injustice period, no matter what form or fashion it comes in or color it’s directed towards. The sad thing about things like this case concerning Trayvon is the gap often becomes wider & it seems more steps are taken backwards rather than forwards, because many default to taking natural sides (color for instance) rather than choosing sides based on justice/injustice. The kingdom of God must change the way the lenses we’re wearing see the world. We have to be about acting justly over acting according to our own race. We have to be about loving mercy over being fueled by selfish anger.
    This is not ultimately a racial issue. This is a human sin issue that shows itself in many different forms, sometimes by taking sides based on race. People from all different races stereotype & profile eachother. We must not set up a certain color (different than our own) as the enemy. Individuals with sinful hearts stereotype. It’s not the races in & of themselves ultimately that do that. If we forget that & live below the line of that which is expected of kingdom citizens, we’ll draw lines based on race & just end up adding to the noise.
    May we fight for justice where it needs to be fought for, not simply for those we can relate to, but for those who are in need regardless. Iblis & Sin are the enemies. And they have been defeated by Jesus at the cross & the empty tomb. May we first be defined by the color red over any other, the color of the blood of Christ that washed us clean.

    • NicoleReply

      I definitely agree that race is ultimately a sin issue, it is not to be denied. But defining specific sin issues helps us tackle them more effectively. Sex trafficking is at the root, a lust issue but tackling that is very different than tackling a personal sin addiction. The Bible has many examples of such specifications as well. And all activism should work toward pointing people to Christ, the only real solution.

      • KacangReply

        I am Christian first, black second- or third or to be honest I am just a Christian. I support Trayvon and his family not because he was black, but because he was a kid. A death sentence for a punch is too hard a sentence for my heart or my conscience to handle. Trayvon had so much to learn in lifeDid we not end eye for and eye, tooth for a tooth justice with Jesus? Could Trayvon not have been shot in the arm or the leg? Why his heart? I am just so sad for the loss of life, and it would not matter what color he was- A child is dead. I also think as the adult, Zimmerman has more responsibility (in my eyes) to keep the situation calm. saiki, did he do that? Communicate in a friendly way that he was the watch? Only God knows. And only God will render true justice.
        All I know is I am not home and this [world] is not where I belong.

        • Nathanial PolingReply

          Are you assuming Zimmerman aimed for his heart? I am sure Zimmerman would have preferred to not kill the teenager that was trying to beat his brains out.

        • KacangReply

          The bullet went straight through the heart, so it would be valid to assume that was Zimmerman’s intent.

          Whatever his preference was cannot change what he actually did. I am pretty sure if I was getting hurt, and I had a gun (which is unlikely), I would shoot his stomach, arm, leg- somewhere else apart from his heart.

        • Nathanial PolingReply

          apparently you have never been in a fightif you had that much time to aim you could have shot in the air and let the guy run away

  6. TylorReply

    let’s continue discussing the issue of racism, ya. but stop falsely associating racism with this case. after a year of collecting evidence nobody was ever able to find any shred of proof of racism in zimmerman’s past or on that night. let’s stop chasing ghosts and focus on real racismlike the kind the media showed throughout this case to stir up racial animosity and tear us apart just to increase their ratings.

  7. Tony ClineReply

    Is it racist to assume that a black man is more of a danger than other races when African-Americans make up 12.6% of the population but commit 49.7% of murders, as well as a highly disproportionate percentage of rapes, assaults, robberies, and every other crime the FBI tracks except for DUI? Is that racist, or is it just intelligent decision-making based on relevant facts? I am not saying that racism does not exist; it does, and on all sides. Nanging, there is more to the conversation than saying that everyone who feels unsafe around people that are statistically much more likely to be violent criminals is a racist.

  8. Washington DC EvangelistsReply

    Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.~ Romans 12:19-21

  9. C.Reply

    I don’t really disagree with anything you said, especially with how ugly it is when people aren’t given the benefit of the doubt in those day to day moments. But having been friends with some cops I know that, for some of them, giving that benefit of the doubt would have gotten them killed. This world is so broken and nasty sometimes, with guilt and junk all over the place. Only Jesus can pull us out of it.

    I hate that you had to deal with that stuff. And I hate that in some ways profiling is a super ugly, awful necessity (not in the Zimmerman case). Its hard too, with media and culture that embraces the sort of image that almost preaches open, agresif, arrogant lawlessness. And that there are people making money off of this culture of violence and Godlessness. And that so many people who don’t understand what’s it’s like to be the other guy could care less about knowing what it means to be the other guy.

    I love that God’s love is so much mightier than the world. I just wish that God’s love would be more often displayed in the world through us, and not despite us.

    The conversation should definitely continue. :)

    Great stuff Mr. Lee. Gusti mberkahi!

  10. apallo95Reply

    while racism is a big deal a lot of people seem to forget that zimmerman was latino himself. just putting that out there as a fact that should be kept in mind when this case is discussed

  11. LizziReply

    I believe a very effective way of fighting against racism is to have God-fearing, honest black men who live lives that undermine the stereotype for us to point to and say No, sin is the problem, not race. I have a very high opinion of almost all of the black men and women who I’ve been privileged to call friends and mentors. I’m more likely to be biased in their favor than anything elseReach Records is a huge factor in this, for a blonde girl growing in grace and being edified hugely by their music. What you are doing is very helpful.

  12. LynnReply

    Amen and Amen!! We must love with the love of Christ and pray for both families that are involved. Racism is real and is heartbreaking for me to see. Thank you for sharing this!

  13. MIchaelReply

    I wrote this early this evening before I read your post, which I totally get by the way, and I thought I would share it

    So in case you were hiding under a rock Zimmerman was found not guilty the other day. Some will congratulate, others will cry foul. This ruling has divided the country and in some cases even the church. I was reading a comment today from a person in the media, and their comments really made my blood boil. Personally I’ve given this a lot of thoughts, and I have my opinions, but this post isn’t about what I do or don’t think about Zimmerman’s aquital. Jesus said that the Thief comes to steal, kill and destroy….(John 10:10) Division is a silent killer. It grows from the seeds of bitterness that are planted in our hearts when we take our eyes off Jesus and the will come out if we aren’t careful. Lukas 6:45 ngandika “The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart. ”

    When Jesus began his ministry the desciples saw Jesus as politcal activist. They were expecting Jesus to swoop in and right every wrong that Rome had ever done to the Jews. They probably were okay with Jesus cracking some Roman heads if it meant rectifying years of occupation. Yet from day one Jesus preached love and servant hood. At some point the disciples probablly figured out Jesus wasn’t going to Bruce Lee anybody. I wonder what they thought of that privately? The Jewish people had dealt with occupation for a very long time. In fact I believe from the last book of the Old Testament to the time of Jesus was something like 400 taun. THose seeds of resentment and bitterness from being occupied had blossomed and they were ready to get even. The Messiah had finally come and it was time to rally the troops, hand out pitchforks and storm the castle. Yet while they were lighting the torches Jesus was out preaching love your neighbor and do unto others as you want them to do unto you. That had to drive them crazy. To add insult to injury as Jesus hung from the cross, He asked that the Father would forgive them, because they didn’t truly know what they were doing. So what does this all mean?

    Jesus was an activist of love and as his brothers and sisters we are implored, no we are commanded to do the same. Because at the end of the day Love is the only thing that will ever changes anything. We can storm a castle, and protest all we want, but there will always be a hidden agenda if we aren’t aware of it first. Love heals wounded hearts and unites broken relationships. love, builds up, nyengkuyung, and comforts. Love doesn’t condemn, or reject, it embraces. We are quick to forget that while we were yet ALL SINNERS Christ died his shed blood was made available to: The rich, the poor, the black, the white, (and every shade in between)the straight, the gay, the fatherless, the hopeless, the homeless, the oppressed, the rejected, the religious, the islamic, the terrorist, the child molester the thief, the bank president, the lawyer, the fireman, politician, doctor, and every other person that has every drawn a breath on this earth, Jesus died for them. If there is a protest to be made then let it be at the gates of Hell by the bride of Christ, stating that We will love, we will serve, we will forgive as Jesus has done for us.

  14. EricReply

    Why is it African American, I don’t call myself Irish American, I’m just American, I was born here not in Ireland. See that’s where segregation starts dividing up into groups, then the we’re better than you, starts. That segregation breeds racism, both were in the wrong, Trayvon, was for slamming Georgeshead into the ground, plus if he wasn’t doing anything wrong why wouldn’t he just comply? George should have listened to the dispatcher and let the cops handle it. But the burning of the American flag, not African American, Mexican American, Irish American, English American, or Scottish American flag, just American, is wrong. That’s like stepping on the hearts of every American that died protecting everything it stands for. The death threats to Georges family and numerous in the name of Trayvon killings that have occurred are way wrong. The Lord says turn to them your other cheek, or have we forgotten who is in charge here. Trayvon was no saint, and George was no murderer, they were both victims of circumstance. No one should have gotten beat up and no one should have lost their life. This was all a political play for power and the great deceiver has got what he wanted. Stay rooted in your word not media.

    • KacangReply

      I would LOVE to be considered just an American. Not an African American. But society alas will not allow me that. I am just as American as any one else. But the media has caused so much of a divide.. and people have bought into it.
      I remember one of the first jobs I had. A white lady sat next to me and told me.. “So do you know you are the first African -American we have hired?” She smiled and looked so proud. Kangge, I felt ashamed, like some spectacle monkey that arrived at the zoo ready to show them how well their “pisanan” black employee would do. Why did she have to point that out and make me feel so… aneh? I just wanted to be a normal kid at her second job out of college, but instead I became a paranoid mess..
      So why do I say African American? Inggih, do I have a choice?

  15. gabetavianoReply

    Awesome words, trip. Sorry you’ve had to go through the situations you have. I admire you for speaking out about this, and for reminding those of us that have not. Press on!!!

  16. DavidReply

    Trip Sharpton,

    This had nothing to do with racism. Oh, I forgot, you are black so you think that you have the moral authority to accuse anyone of racism. The rest of us are all racists. Sorry, that garbage has been stinking long enough. Time to empty the trash and yes it is time to move on.

  17. geebeeReply

    I AM sorry you have experienced racial profiling in your life. Aku, banget, have been stared at and ignored for just saying
    “Sugeng enjang” to store clerks or folks I pass on the street. I have also been threatened and told I did not belong in a neighborhood and had better leave, because I am white. My daughter has been denied her right to vote twice, but I don’t think she isdisenfranchised”. But then I don’t have hate mongers like Al Sharpton and theNAACP speaking for me; only about me. As a nation, and as the Body of Christ, I think we need to think LESS about race and our differences and diversity, We need to get back to being thegreat American melting potas a nation, and to remind ourselves that we are all equal at the foot of the cross as the Church. The more race and racism is discussed, the more hatred I experience, which in turn, as a survival mechanism, makes me suspicious of other races and less likely to extend the Gospel to them. And if you don’t want to be treated like a possible thug, or wise guy, or redneck, don’t dress and act like one.

  18. Leslie Pollard StiversReply

    I loved this post. I appreciate hearing your experiences and my heart breaks to remember the reality that profiling happens every day. I can’t help, Nanging, to ask what you and others think of what this case says of reverse racism. It seems to me that the black community right now is completely ignoring the facts of the case (you can watch the whole thing on YouTube) and singling in on the profiling thing (no one knows for sure if Zimmerman did so and the character evidence in the trial suggests that GZ was not as racist as people have made him out to be). What if Trayvon was high (marijuana in his system, found in the autopsy)? What if his character suggests he might have been a thug? What if he did in fact pursue George and throw the first blow? These things and much more were discussed at length in the trial and the evidence suggests that though Zimmerman could have made wiser choices (not gotten out of his truck, for example), he didn’t do anything illegal. We don’t know all the answers to these questions, but just because a young man is black doesn’t mean that if he looks and acts like a thug he won’t be profiled as one. No one seems to acknowledge that this violent kid (with his father in Sanford because he was suspended for fighting, stealing, drug use, etc) made wrong decisions too. I want to see a post from a black man or woman that cries out for an end to the thuggery within in their community. I want us minorities to be about the business of teaching our young men and women to look more like Christ. Though my two young boys are a bit lighter-skinned than I am and may not have the same experiences that I did, I will tell them to keep smiling at people who clutch their bags and never forsake doing good. I don’t deny that racism exists, but it seems to me that it is flagrantly worse from blacks right now. The white hatred seethes with evil and ignorance. People are doing the very thing they hate. There is no peace, no forgiveness, ultimately no faith in God to right the wrongs in the world or to trust Him to redeem it all. Individuals jump on the opportunity to call someone a racist. Christians have got to hold up truth in all things. We can’t play the race game, we are about changing culturenot making a better “ireng” culture or “putih” budaya, but holding up and exalting a Judeo-Christian culture that encourages things like love, peace, and forgiveness. Christians must see this case in light of the truth, and not participate in the war cries and witch hunt that is taking place right now. Pray for both families. Christ have mercy on us all. More of my thoughts on race & culture here: http://wp.me/p2C5Cy-VY I welcome visitors and feedback.

  19. Scott Lee SherwoodReply

    As a fellow brother in Christ, I will first say that I know this is a complex issue that the church as a whole seems to get mired in all the time with no real resolution, even if thesolution” (Gusti Yesus) is right next to us. So I do want to show the love of God in my response to your blog, no matter what my convictions.

    In reading your blog, your point seemed to indicate that GZ should have been convicted of 2nd degree murder simply because heracially profiledTM. This is not how the judicial system works. You can’t ask a jury to give you amoralwin and mete out justice simply because the other guy doesn’t like the color of your skin. The facts are that GZ is not white despite what the media/NAACP/Celebrity Hollywood/and Rev Al would like you to believe. He is of a mixed ethnicity of Hispanic/Latino descent and grew up in a multicultural family. Panjenenganipun “profiledTM because of burglaries that had recently happened in the gated community. With a hoodie on and jeans, following someone from behind, you can’t tell what race/ethnicity they are. I coach football and wear hoodies all the time in the fall, and my own dog has barked at me coming into my house when I’ve had my hoodie on because she didn’t recognize me. You can’t walk into most banks or credit unions wearing a hoodie. They will stop and ask you to remove it. Same goes for hats and sunglasses in most financial institutions. Are theyracially profiling”? Mesthi ora, nanging “penggambaran riwayat”, and this isn’t wrong. We ALL do it to each other all the time. And yes, I have been followed by store security before, and I have been stopped by police and questioned before, and in every convenience store near most high schools, they won’t let students come in with backpacks and they limit the number of students in the store. I live in California and the city I live is multicultural. In most of the stores like my local Safeway and Walmart, the security or loss prevention teams have many minorities of black, asian, Hispanic ethnicities. If they suspect someone of possibly committing a crime, or fitting aprofile”, is it racism if they follow them around the store or keep an eye on them, or even stop them for questioning if they are both black..? I’ve seen it happen, so it’s a legitimate question.
    It seems to me that most of the folks that are upset with the verdict and are being the most vocal about it are ranting that somehow TM’s civil rights were violated. In today’s day and age, with rampant crime and disregard for human life, where words like HONOR and INTEGRITY are lost in a sea ofwhat’s in it for meand a rampant entitlement mentality, most of these folks couldn’t give you the proper definition ofcivil rights”. They line up behind jackwagons like Rev Al Sharpton, and the NAACP and exploit social ignorance from people like Rachel Jeantel and make her the poster child for their racism case. Tenan? These are the folks picked to fight thecivil rightsracism battle for the black community? These are who you want to stand with? Mangga. I think Dr. Martin Luther King would weep if he saw what a circus folks like these have turned the racism and civil rights fight, into. The fact is that racism is not the main enemy anymore for black America. Not even close. Black on Black crime, birthed by the continual breakdown of the family unit, and catalyzed by a system that says that the gov’t owes you something, and will take care of you, is a good place to start, if you really want to hit the biggest giant the black community faces. Kangge, there are some that focus on solutions and are tackling some of these mindsets. The folks at National Center for Public Policy Research and their Project 21 Initiative are folks that I will align myself with and support all day long.
    Ultimately, Christ’s love will win. It always does. And it will happen one heart at a time.
    Let me end by saying that I know that racism exists and happens everyday. But we are bigger than that. Every race or ethnicity that has experienced the vile bite of racism has been created by God to overcome and be bigger than that hatred. The great men and women of black American history primarily made their mark for generations by not letting racism consume them. They rose above the circumstances and prevailed anyway. They could have quit and used racism as an excuse, but they didn’t. That same perseverance and strength from God Almighty is there for any of us to tap into no matter what any of us face.
    Thanks for reading, and God Bless You..!!

  20. alan_dReply

    trip, I appreciate the educated, nonpartisan, Christian viewpoint of this post. Just to get it out there, I’m a 26yr old white grad student from AL living in OK. Nanging, after graduating from Auburn 4 taun ago, I went to live in the D.R. Congo for 2 taun. Aku ngakeni, growing up, before I was a Christian, I was as much of a racist as 85% of the suburban culture around me was. Nanging, the new-heart that Christ has given me has changed that.
    Titik, while living in the Congo, literally everyone around me at any given time was black. I loved the people I lived around, worked around, and almost everyone I met. Nanging, in that culture, there were still people I profiled. Young men walking in the market without anything to sell, or any interest in anything, for example. My pockets were cleared twice, though I was quick enough to grab the guys and get my nokia brick back. uga, the police were *generally* corrupt. I profiled them every time I saw anyone in uniform. I was stopped, arrested, or harassed more times than I can count by the police/soldiers, as were many of the locals that I knew. Does that make it racist for me to profile those types of people because they happened to be black? Ing cara, how is it racist when I move my wife to the other side of my body when walking past a white man that I think looks suspicious? Its the same concept, and I submit that it is not racism. My point is that profiling is a natural human instinct and *can be* racist, but it isn’t always.

  21. AdolfReply

    If any person doesn’t want to be a criminal, perhaps they shouldn’t wear the uniform. dina iki, meh 70 years after world war 2. What would you think of someone wearing a nazi uniform? It’s just clothes right?

  22. gdoggydog05Reply

    uga. i feel it is racist. to award or discipline based on race. and it is racist that if your a white journalist, kaya kula….you get fired if you say the wrong thing about race. but if your a black journalist you can say that more white kids must die, in order for America to understand racism (link at bottom). look, this is my point. i am only harping on these things, because i want christians to understand that there will always be race issues on both sides. i don’t think we should go the same route as the world and latch on to them. for every instance of racism against blacks, you can find some against other races. although i do understand that slavery was a horrid thing and my ancesters, truly, will never understand white my black brothers and sisters ancestors have gone through.we should not cater to any race to try toequalize” iku. proof in point is that the one true God would never do this!!! Would God almighty hand out scholarships based on race??? NEVER NEVER NEVER. Maybe based on income. But God would never show favor based on race. Israel was chosen, not because of anything in them, but God’s good purposes only. Kula “old friendsresent this, and it only increases their racist thoughts. “Handouts” lan “double standardsanger them. And the argument that sort-of saysi just cant understand the struggleis deeply hurtful to me. it says that i can only go so far with my black brothersi’ll never really be their brother though, cause I don’t understand what its like to be them. It says that the experiences of the black man divide us, more than Christ unites us. That is what I see this article unintentionally saying. I actually do know what it is like to be profiled. I was a kid once. We all go through tough times. You may not know what its like to have a mom with cancer, kaya kula. Or you may not know what it was like to be sent to home for bad kids when i was 12 taun, neglected by my white, affluent, suburban family and left to wonder why they didn’t love me. Let’s not start keeping score here. This totally is a warped improper perspective to focus on those unique experiences. Let us come together and rejoice that we have been given grace when we deserved death.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nRv2UVDOg0

    • Alex EricssonReply

      I HIGHLY DOUBT that Trip is seeking to alienate brothers and sisters on the basis of race. He’s a black man in a predominantly white church for which he has often and without pause expressed gratefulness. But there are elements of being black in America that are unique and thoroughly incongruent with other cultural experiences!

      So PLEASE, I beg of you all, understand the difference between genuine empathy and meaningful sympathy. As we walk with our brothers and sisters in Christ, we will have few opportunities to counsel from a place empathy borne of shared experience but we will often be called to the patient, loving work of meaningful sympathy. That is where we listen to the hardships people have experienced, never minimizing the validity of his or her suffering by offering counter-examples to trump their experience, and frequently assuming that our counsel, though it may serve the individual, will not be an immediate panacea to assuage their pain, frustration, or even anger.

      Regardless of any flawed perspectives on this case or race, too many of
      us in the church (esp. via social media) wax eloquent on the things of the world but end up
      sounding more like Job’s insensitive friends. Now is a time when people are confused and very upset. People of ALL colors are displeased with the outcome of this case. Most of them need patience and genuine comfort. Not a lecture on the legal system orcorrupt media”, not bait-and-switch examples, nor disdainful political punditry. Point them to Jesus like you with gentleness.

  23. Dinah RobinsonReply

    When I was a young girl, about elementary aged, I was racially profiled in what was then Eckerd Drug Store (now CVS). I didn’t know at that age what was happening to me, but I knew as a child it wasn’t right. I was with my mom and I had earned $20. I thought I was rich. I wanted to buy some candy and other things in the store. But one of the sales clerks saw me walking the aisle alone and she assumed that I was going to steal or do something wrong I guess. She followed me all around the store. It felt annoying to have this lady follow me. I finally found my mom on one of the aisles and told her I didn’t feel like shopping anymore. I told her when we left the store what happened and she said the lady probably thought I was going to steal. It made me sad that she thought a little girl looked like a thief. Fast forward to being a grown woman and the same thing happening to me as an adult in a nice store. I was naive to think that kind of thing shouldn’t happen these days. But unfortunately, racism is not dead. Neither is intolerance for the differences of others whether people are Americans or immigrants, gay or straight, fat or skinny, educated or under-educated, rich or poor. Instead of celebrating our differences we are justtoleratingeach other. We all bear some prejudices and I know personally I need to work on loving my neighbor as I love myself. You may not be able to change someone’s
    prejudices, but you can change your attitude about how you deal with those who
    pre-judgeyou and how you respond to it. I have a son who is black
    and Dominican. I want him to grow up having respect for all cultures whether he
    chooses to identify himself as African American or Hispanic or both. He will be taught
    to speak English and Spanish. He will be taught the history of both cultures.
    And most importantly he will be taught to love God and to love people. I believe it begins at home and what we live is what we learn and sadly what is reflected outside in our world.

    • Troy FrasierReply

      Mam, Aku putih, and I have experienced the same thing both as a child and as an adult…. I don’t know that those instances were race related. Nyatane, haha, many times clerks followed me around as a kid, teenager, etc. Even now I am sure cameras follow me when I walk into a Wal-Mart, as my friend who works LP says I walk like a thief it seems…. Oalah, . mengkono! :)

  24. Nathanial PolingReply

    I side with Charles Barkley and Bill Cosby on this onethe media blew a sad story into a national rioting mess. Mugi Zimmerman gerakane maju karo tuntutan hukum pitenah ing NBC lan ABC.

  25. George LewisReply

    ing kabeh diskusi kita kudu nduwe hukum dhewe nullified. Mangga ndhukung gaweyan sandi @ moveon.org . A usulan Trayvon Mandat bisa ditemokake ana. WE kudu lan Roro SUPPORT YOUR Mangga mlebu , ngirim ngetokake , pRT lan takon kabeh kanca-kanca , kulawarga lan kontak apa padha. Tanpa owah-owahan ing hukum ala iki kahanan iki bisa kelakon maneh.

  26. TiaReply

    “Iki jinis pemanggih sing njijiki lan palsu. Gusti Allah digawe kabeh manungsa ing gambar karo regane lan worth. Nanging kabeh kita sing dosa lan gagal kanggo nampilake gambar Allah kita ngirim. Saben siji kita bisa nguripake saka dosa-dosa kita, dateng Kristus, lan bakal ketampa dening nitahake kita. Nanging njupuk rasisme lan milih kang wong iki sing bener kudu Applied kanggo. rasisme ngandika, "Aku terkenal lan apik, lan kabeh wong duraka.” – Tembung Up Brother Lee!

    Nalika Inggris njupuk blinders mati kanggo peran oppression sistemik ing Kristen Amérika, especially in the form of White Supremacy, capitalism and patriarchy, we will break from the chains of bondage. These are the principalities and spiritual wickedness in high places the Word speaks of.

  27. Pak. 116Reply

    A black woman shot warning shots in Florida because she was scared that her abusive husband would attack her. You know what happened, she was sentenced to prison for 20 taun.

    George Zimmerman shoots a young black kid in Florida, and he was found innocent?!? Tenan?? Racism, most definitely, was an issue in this case. Mikir bab iku.

  28. lewritesReply

    I am white/native American, and though the Native in me is a very small percentage, my skin tone is very dark and I look very much like a Native. I’ve been discriminated against by whites, by blacks, and by just about every race you can think of.

    DC Talk’s song Colored People sums up my thoughts quite nicely:
    We’re colored people and we live in a tainted place
    We’re colored people and they call us the human race
    We’ve got a history so full of mistakes
    And we are colored people who depend on a Holy grace.
    The media is very much to blame. But our own predispositions, our own actions perpetuate what the media feeds to us. If we would look past color, if we would see in ourselves the judgments we pass on others based on looks or actions, when we don’t even know themmaybe we could work to tear down these barriers and not give the media any more fodder.

  29. Joanette D. ClemonsReply

    This case is not only about the SYG law it is also about the self defense argument. The child was in essence found guilty. This case is also about how the law views the responsibility of the person, GZ, who put themselves in harms way. Where does personal responsibility, common sense and self control play a part in this situation? When Rachel Jenteal (not sure of the spelling) was interviewed, she saidYour parents teach you that when someone suspicious is following you, you should run. No parent teaches their child to stand their. Yen padha, they would have no child.TM was a child. He was described to police by GZ as a person in their late teens. This is not conjecture, this is fact. Trayvon was a child growing into adulthood. When GZ called police, he did the right thing, when he decided to go against the will of authority, he lost control and the situation turned out all wrong. Spiritual ex.: How many times have we prayed and asked God to help us handle a situation and we lean to our own understanding rather than listening to the true voice of authority to see us through. Trayvon is not here b/c GZ leaned to his own understanding. He took matters into his own hands after being given clear and concise instructions about what NOT to do. I wanted to know what GZ’s role as a volunteer neighborhood watch officer consisted of. I found this book at http://www.usaonwatch.org/assets/publications/0_NW_Manual_1210.pdf Please read page 27 of Chapter 6. This man overstepped his bounds and ran right OUT OF personal responsibility into trouble. He disobeyed direct instructions and confronted a frightened child, who was a young man and an athlete. He bit off more than he could chew when he stepped outside the will and instructions of authority. Suppose TM had been an experienced killer who took GZ’s gun and killed him instead? This tragic incident opened the door for a number of topics to be discussed. Including, but not limited to, penggambaran riwayat, personal responsibility, The Stand Your Ground Law, what is the real definition of self defense, and most of all the re-evaluation how race should be viewed the minds of everyone. Everything seen in the darkness of our own hearts and minds will eventually come to light. This tragic and ridiculous chain of errors is meant to bring about a greater level of understanding, dialogue and awareness. This case has sent shock waves throughout the world. It is not an American history story, it is not Black history story, it is a human and civil rights story. No one deserves to die based upon stereotypical perceptions and a lack of self control.

  30. BQPhotographyReply

    DUDE!! Matur nuwun ingkang sanget kanggo posting iki!! I posted something similar on my facebook wall. I feel we can move on from racism but yet we can still talk about it to fix the problem!! Not argue and continue to profile any race. I am a firm believer in God and this country must turn back to God. (2 Chronicles 7:14) We need more black people like you and I, who can step up and speak against the racism and educate one another. We should stand against the people who stir the racism up!! Thanks maneh. I too have dealt with racial comments and actions by others, but I don’t let all of it get to me because I know who I am in Christ!! Thanks!!

  31. MarkReply

    tanpa pitakonan, there are those with ‘racialmotivations for what they dopositive or negative. Some assume the worst just because of the level of melanin. But I wonder if there’s something else going on in situations like this that reveals more of a cultural gap than a racial one. Tuladhane, if I see a woman walking down the street in very short shorts, low cut tank-top with breasts hanging out, lots of make-up, high heels (not good for walking), etc., I will assume this is a woman who isto use an antiquated wordloose. This gives me zero right to physically or verbally assault her, to make suggestive remarks, etc. Contrast that with another woman’s attiremodest, but attractive pants, skirt, dress, etc. – right out of the LandsEnd (or pick your style) catalog. She COULD be just as loose as woman #1, but I think it’s unlikely.

    Likewise, if I see a young black man walking toward me dressed as a ‘gangbanger’ – I move aside and get nervous. It’s POSSIBLE he’s a local youth pastor and would share the Gospel with me sooner than say a hurtful word. But what’s with the ‘banger attire? kosok baline, a black man walking down the street in 1) Lands End attire 2) traditional African garb 3) work jeans/boots with white t-shirtI suddenly have all of my fears mitigated.

    My point is that attire is a form of cultural expression. And not all cultures are equal. If what “putih” (or light brown, red, kuning) America sees in music videos, the evening news, newsweeklies, etc. of the young black man in trouble is what young black men who are upstanding members of the community wearthat will communicate a conflicting message.
    Imagine me wearing a t-shirt with a confederate flag on it and expecting blacks to just understand that I’m not a racist. I just love the Confederate South.

    Likewise, dress like a gangster, don’t be surprised when you’re confused with one.

    Wearing a ‘hoodiealone wouldn’t/shouldn’t do this of course. But folks who think they’re clothing/attire doesn’t communicate or (worse) will admit it does, but places the burden on the observer to flesh all the differences out is a fool.

  32. James LeeReply

    High profile cases like this sensationalize and underlying problem between what we faultfully callraces.

    As a white boy from suburbs of Detroit, I would probably respond the same way to Zimmerman following me, regardless of the activities I was up to.

    Zimmermans spiritual state impacts his view of the Lords command to …”Not resist an evil man.Likely, Trayvon Martin’s adherence to this command was lacking as well. As disciples of Christ, we should remember to not be surprised when the world acts likethe world.

    Our best weapon against social injustices and racial divides is to adhere to the commands of Christ.

    Thabiti Anyabwile gave a timely message in 2008 aboutBearing the Image”. It is worth a listenhttp://t4g.org/media/2010/04/bearing-the-image-identity-the-work-of-christ-and-the-church-session-ii/

    The majority of people have identities and lives that have been based on assumption regarding the notion of “race.” We need to change toward a more biblical theology of ethnicity. Kaping kabeh, it is important to define terms and use them properly, especially “race” versus “ethnicity.” The Christian needs to understand man’s unity in Adam, union with Christ and unity in the church.

  33. RustyReply

    We’ve ALL been on the receiving end of racism, probably. Yen ora, we will. Someone from some other race is going to make a decision about us, based on how we look or sound.

    We’ve all been guilty of committing it, banget, to some small degree. Any time you see someone and make a judgmenteven if it’s kept internalbased on how that person looks or soundsthat’s prejudice.

  34. Antha REdNOTEReply

    The 911 operator saidWe don’t need you to follow himThat’s enough for me. The trial would’ve never been needed and Trayvon would probably be getting more kisses from his Dad (as seen in pictures) if Zimmerman stayed hisbuttin the car AND on the phone tilthe cops came!!!

  35. LouieReply

    Frankly, I am ashamed that some of these commentators call themselves Christian, I almost hope that some of them are not. Thank you so much Trip for putting your heart on this blog, apart of yourself and your life experiences that we do not know about or may not understand. I am a White, Male and 24 years of age and I have many black friends, very similar to Trip, who have been profiled wrongly and I have been in the presence of these attacks against my friends, in shock, feeling helpless. I think some of the commentators are sorely misinterpreting Trip’s words or using them as a sounding board for their personal agendas and politics. Trip hasn’t said anything about Zimmerman being a racist. Zimmerman made a wrong judgment that cost a young man his life, a fact that has changed one family forever, at least Zimmerman lives and breathes. And this event has triggered an outcry that forces everyone to examine their biases and to look at laws that are hurting us all. It makes me sick that people cannot simply see that the laws created to protect some like myself (with unearned privileges) do not apply to those who are viewed as theother”. Some have mentioned the law and say Zimmerman was justified to follow Trayvon but was he justified in God’s eyes to follow someone because he looked suspicious. In the end I pray Zimmerman comes to know Christ as his personal savior and turn his horrible choice into something positive that God can use to bring further healing. Nothing is impossible with God.

    • Nathanial PolingReply

      How do you know Zimmerman wasn’t a Christian already? Did you watch the trial or listen to the soundbites. I think you make a lot of judgmental comments in this post about people’s Christianity. I know young white teenagers who have been profiled as well because they had tattoos. Stop making assumptions that this was a race case and assumptions about others hearts. Zimmerman could have had bad intentions but nothing led there in the trial when people got to hear the full phone calls, not the spliced ones that the media played to drum up a racial issue. Zimmerman faced a jury and was acquitted under self-defense. Maybe some people should start to question the music that African Americans listen to that promote violence over peace. Martin could have went back to the house, instead he chose to try to beat up Zimmerman.

  36. dismayedReply

    hello all. First and farmost I am a christian. Secondly I am an afirican-american woman. I’ve read the comments here and they do not surprise me. I am horrified by the violence in this country (the black on black, the judicial towards blacks,the crime element of minority youths of towards the general public, general public towards minoriity youths). To tell you the truth I am scared,and this is why……….when we as a society gloss over the societal stains racism has caused we are in grave danger of returning our society back to that in which it was in the 50’s. Salajengipun, when we think for a second that America has reached some state of a race free utopia we are in grave danger of repeating the same ill that plagued the nation 50 taun ago. I think people like to gloss it over because it’s easier than facing it and confronting it. So for you it might not be a race thing, because you will never have to hear your elders discuss how the details reminds the days of their youth,experiencing things you and i could never dream of

    .For you it might not be a race thing because you will never bear inside your body a black male child and wonder will he live to see 21. For you it might not be a race thing because the mere look of you is and will never be seen as a threat. If i had those options it would not be race thing for me either. My heart goes out to all those who have been victims of crime due to violence. I never will and never have condoned violence. Nanging, also will never condone a system that condones shooting somebody based on appearances,or possible reasons why they are out at night,. I will never condone a system that will take my money is accepted,but I or my son is not. I will never condone the state of things as they are. America is no utopia. I feel the effects of being a minority in America everyday,and even in the church.

    • bergymanReply

      I’m a Christian too. I agree that racism still exists. Bebener iku, it will always exist. The enemy will make sure of that. But thisyou will never understand my sideposturing doesn’t help. We have white idiots that perpetuate racism. And that is what they are: stupid racists. Then there are black idiots that perpetuate the stereotype that promotes the profiling. The focus should be all of the rest of us rising above these idiots and coming together and repair the divide. Change the narrative. As for young black males… wow. I have no idea how a community deals with that, but I know there are answers out there. I know God has a plan and a solutionand it isn’t division based on how someone looks. His solution is about UNITY, love and restoration.

      • dismayedReply

        hi bergyman. I respect and agree with, your views. One note though- my view is notyou will never understand my siderather its a shedding of light on the why this not aboutmy sideor your side. This is about the in-just patterns this country has yet to rectify.This is the lot that America has given to minorities. elders reliving horrifying experiences with jim crow. Children afraid they will be targeted by some crooked form of the judicial system. Male family members harassed for DWB'(driving while black) I have worked tirelessly for many years unifying folks and bringing racial awareness to the church and to the un-churched alike. I’m not saying understand my side .I’m saying respect it. I WILL continue my work to shed light on the subject,because that’s what GOD intended me to do and the church needs it. With that said- turning a blind eye to the ills of injustice be it racial,social economical,regarding abortion or sex trafficing,is also very wrong. It’s also something I can not do. On a brighter note I have seen ,confession, and forgiveness between races on a massive scale at Christians prayer events and it was beautiful time of respect, confession,pangapunten (on both sides) OHHH was that something to behold it was like pslms 133:1-3 in real time. Feet were washed,tears were shed, and all parties(ireng,putih,latino,and asian) repented before GOD for ought against the other. I long for the day whenbrother love will bind man to manas mentioned in the great hymn ode to joy. I work and pray to no end to see it happen.

        • bergymanReply

          Thank you for your reply. I didn’t mean to imply you were doing theyou don’t understand…” thing, I just meant I don’t want that response being the answer. I hear that a great deal when I’ve tried to join in the conversation regarding some of these problems and how we as a society can overcome them. I think there HAS to be understanding and solutions and change on both sides. I agree with you. It is happening. I just hate how long it’s taking and all the harmed/lost lives and lost potentialand I HATE the division. Thank you for fighting the good fight. I hope you know that I don’t pretend to understand the emotions, I am just looking to getting ways to the next stepsrecovery, healing, manunggal.

        • dismayedReply

          ya. i understand and we need you in the fight . I’m sorry that some one devalued your contribution to the conversation and/ or solution to these problems. and I apologize on their behalf.Would you forgive all of us who treated those who want to help find a better way as if they don’t matter in this discussion just because his or her skin wasn’t black. I believe we each have something to contribute to the other person ,experiences to be gained,love to be shared,encouragement and fellowship to be had (ireng,putih,kuning,brown,blue etc). i firmly believe that. God bless you bergyman…..one day pslms 133:1-3 will be a reality if not here on the earth ,definitely in the one to come.

        • bergymanReply

          Amin, Amin. Thank you for your kind words. Gusti, continue the healing that will indeed someday command a blessing.

  37. Troy FrasierReply

    Hey Trip, Love ya and all, but honestlyit sounds like on the issue of race, you have some bitterness. I am sorry your skin color has made you the receiving end of some discrimination. My skin color has leaved me on the receiving end of some discrimination from the black community, (although I have never been tagged by the police). Its a part of life, wong. I just wish I were discriminated for the cross, not for the color of my skin in those instances. mengkono, it’s not beautiful, but we have to forgive those who do it and praise God the father for His love and diversity. And not be bitter, wong. Let go of those past instances. Just like you shouldn’t treat others wrongly, you must forgive and free yourself from the temptation of victimization when you are judged. Everyone is judged. If not by skin color, by body shape, location, umur, etc. I have been judged countless times for being from Florida in the midwest. And for being young. Etc. We will always be judged, ya know? We must forgive and show love to those who are ignorant. :) God bless ya, trip!

    • NicoleReply

      By pointing out that racism exists against black people does not nullify that black people can discriminate too. We live in a fallen world and all those actions are wrong. Working to open dialogue does not mean that unforgiveness exists. (Hello, Trip Lee’s wife is not black lol) Nanging, biblically, peace does not equal passive. There are MANY calls in the Word of God to be active about injustice and oppression in all forms. We should be active against social justice, ALL FORMS with the ultimate goal of showing the beautiful contrast of Jesus Christ in this fallen world.

  38. bergymanReply

    We’re asking people to be superhuman. We all use information (some based on our own situations, some third party reliable, and some third party unreliable) to tell us what to do in certain parts of town, and around people that look a certain way. We all profile. The blonde girl Lizzi below may have had people view her as stupid or easy based on how she looks. Fair? Probably not. She has a choice, she can either try to convince all the other blondes out there to act smart, be smart to not perpetuate the stereotype OR she can just try and do her best to not be linked with thetype”. My guess (and I could be way off) is that the store owner commonly was shoplifted by people that looked/acted like Dinah Robinsonfair? Ora ing kabeh. But is it the store owner who is acting irresponsibly? Let me say it this wayif person #1 looks/dresses/acts like people who have committed crimes in their store or in their neighborhood. (I’m making up hypotheticals here) The objective statistics say: 7 out of 10 times when this happens, a crime is committed. You may say, they still shouldn’t profile. but at what point in the statistics do you say, I’m still going to think the best of this person. 9 out of 10? how about 99/100? How about 999/1000? What if you have an Arab family in your neighborhood and you see him unloading dozens of bags of fertilizer into his garage? Maybe he just likes his grass to be really green. Are we supposed to always assume the best in people?

    My view on this is that we have a racially divided and politically divided and economically divided country. We can’t really do much about the economicshistory always tells us that we have rich and poor. But politically and racially we can say “Ora”. I have no problem with having pockets of people banding together in America because of interests or because they come from the same country and they share traditions of that country. But I think this is what happens when we have a bunch of people who have banded together (probably because of outside and inside factors) because of how they look on the outside, I think we will continue to have problems untilblack peopleexist in all parts of a city, vote both sides of the aisle politically, work in all different industries, don’t require/get special hiring/voting laws, go to college at the same rates, and marry people not based on skin color. The media wants an emotional issue. The parties want an emotional issue (to spur a strong voter turnout). The challenge is do we allow them to play usthis isn’t an US versus THEM argument. This is awe need to all play together”. This is awe need to accept that there are idiots out there that will assume we are who they think we are, but I’m going to ignore them because I know who I am.

    We had black foster kids (7 lan 9 taun lawas). The 7 yr old girl told usEveryone knows that white people hate black people and that black people hate white people.That made me sad. Someone taught her that with words. At 7 taun lawas, that become part of her makeup. We need to stop following the media/politic rhetoric and try and build bridges and not jump to conclusions about people and when people make conclusions about us, we need to let it fall off our backs because holding grudges only increases the racial divide and we need this rift repaired.

  39. RumplestiltskinReply

    A very highly-charged trial, and not w/o reason. Our present dealings, karo “whateverwill always be tainted with our disagreeable past. I had parents, that apparenty werecolor blind”, and for this I am thankful. When I was about three, and playing with my neighborhood friends one day in the sandbox, this is what I sawone by one, a parent would come up, and say something likecome on Johnny, we’ve got to go” utawa, “suzie, time for your nap”. One by one, they all left, except one. I didn’t think anything about it that day, but some thirty or forty years later, I realized what happened: that last little boy was black. I tell you, when I realized exactly WHAT happened that day, I was shocked, and angrythat boy that the other kids were beingprotectedfrom was my friend. I did not know what “ireng” was. Still amazing.
    saiki, kula 71, and have had a one-on-one relationship with Jesus Christ, for 37 taun. THAT, more than any discussion of “lomba” has really opened my eyes, let me explainin the book of Ephesians, it says that God, made of the Jews, and also of the gentiles, ONE NEW MAN. Folks, this means you, and me, as long as we have that relationship with Christ. When we STEP INTO CHRIST, weput on”, utawa “come intothe ONE NEW MAN. dadi. OUTSIDE of Christ, we can put on an act, we can try to be good, do the right thing, etc. But out natural strength will always run out, and we WILL fail again, anytime we areoutside of Christ”, or not under His influence. Make sense?
    Outside of Christ, there IS NO LASTING UNITYotherwise we would have had that, long ago. dadi, come into Christ, where I am no longer white, I’m your brother, and I’ve got your back.

  40. MollieReply

    I agree that racism is an issue. But saying that it is only against the african americans is wrong. I have been profiled many many times in my life. I am a young white girl.I have blonde curly hair and blue eyes and a southern accent. I have been cuffed by the cops because they were looking for a suspect. I have had a gun held to my head by someone intending to kill me. I have gone completely without. I have had black friends quit speaking to me because I am white andcan’t possible understand”. We all have the same struggles. We all face the fact that very few people are going to try to get to know us before they judge us. My husband and I have five children of our own and recently adopted two of his cousins who happen to be black. I can honestly tell you that as much as we have been to the store as a family no black people have ever even remotely been kind to us or truly acknowledged us until we adopted these two boys. As if the level of pigmentation they have in their skin makes them different from us. We are all equal are we not? Then why is this still a white vs black thing? Why is it simply not a community of all people coming together and acknowledging that it is at it’s core a heart problem and not a race problem? When my girls grow up and begin to look for their husbands I will not care if that man is black or white or chinese. I will only ask two things, does he love the Lord with all of his heart, and does he have Jesus in his heart. If the answer to these two things are yes then I will know he will be good to my girls. They same will go for my sons when they look for a wife. To make everything a race issue is dangerous no matter what side is doing it. Let us just rise above and call it what it is….a heart problem.

  41. LolaMitche2011Reply

    Having a multi-racial family I completely understand many different perspectives. I will say that “putih” America will just simply never understand thecoloredperspective. How could they? People will show more sympathy with people they can relate to. Blacks can name 100 different cases of racism in their own lives, while whites will also name 100 different situations and justifications for why they believe what they believe. With more whites numerically in jail than any race, and more blacks percentage wise in jail then whites, it’s obvious crimes can be done by anyone. We all just see what we want to see. Karo kang ngandika, I would say we all need to just strive to do the best for our communities and pull them up. Black Americans should now know that they cannot expect a sympathetic ear from whites, and Whites should know that that they will never understand the experiences people of color go through. And honestly that’s okay.

    • DaveReply

      Lola, I think to useblacks” & “tiyang kuilt pethak” as you have in this post in such broad terms is very much overstated. African Americans are not the enemy of Caucasians. Caucasians are not the enemy of African Americans. Individuals with sin in their hearts wrongfully judge one another. It plays itself out in between all different kinds of nationalities because of the pride of individuals who choose to flesh that pride out through their skin color. I see it between neighboring Asian countries here in Thailand as well. It’s surely not limited to African Americans & Caucasians. Please don’t let the ways you’ve been hurt add to the lack of reconciliation in this matter. Change can really happen.
      Christ died to save sinners. And that is where the change starts when it comes to these things you mentioned. Individuals getting their old selves crucified & given new lenses to see the world. It will happen from person to person as they get their prideful, narrow worldview rocked by Christ’s Kingdom way.
      Christ bless you, Lola.

  42. KSStrongReply

    @gdoggydog05 wrote “all my black christian
    brothers focus on martin, and don’t even acknowledge the fact that it is wrong in the first place to choose this trajedy as more important those the hundreds of similar trajedys that occur daily.”- You are assuming that AA Christians
    view this tragedy above all the others. The fact is that this case has been in the news, and therefore, it will naturally be a topic of conversation more so than other things that people are unaware of. The apostle Paul chose, at one time, to highlight the sin of Herod (marrying his brother’s wife) over all the other sin that was occurring at that time. He specifically called Herod out.
    While we know that Paul did not hesitate to call people out on their sin or hypocrisy, we read only of a few times of him calling out certain names. Is this sin? Ora, he called Herod out because of his status and position. He called Peter out (dening
    name) because of his leadership in the early church. It is not sin to point to this case and discuss racism. This case has had a dominate status in the media, and so people talk about it.

    • gdoggydog05Reply

      im sorry ksi should have been more clear. i’m not assuming…. i’m speaking on all the black christians that i know or have read, etc….. and i didn’t mean that they are prioritizing it more…. what i meant is this: of all the comments black christians have made, i have not seen any that criticize the media for putting a certain case on a pedastool on the basis of race…. sorry about that. I don’t know if they do or not. I think the media is guilty of this and am surprised that my black brothers and sisters have commented on other parts of the case and seemingly supported the media in their display, rather than dissent, even if only with their words.

  43. Steve BurlewReply

    Thanks, trip. Seriously. Been a long time since we’ve been together or communicated. I hope you and yours are doing well.
    Grace and peace to you, cak.
    Steve Burlew

  44. Heather Mahnke WorrellReply

    Dear T.L.,

    I am a 32 year old white female. I was just explaining Trayvon’s story to my 12 year old daughter. I explained how I feel about all of it. I read your blog above. I respect you, and I also feel that this issue needs to be discussed. I look at it like my marriage, in a wayIf my husband and I have a conflict, we work it out until we have an understanding. We are two separate bodies, but by marriage we are one (my husband and I), just as all of us are put into categories, whether we like it or not. I teach my children that color doesn’t matter, character is what matters, but nonetheless I am white, you are black and we can’t change that. It is a fact about ourselves, just like right now I am wearing a red shirt and if maybe all people wore red shirts everyday, we could get passed all of this, be treated equal by each other, and all be calledred shirt people”, but that’s not going to happen. We all need to come to an understanding about each other like in my marriage. Conflicts need to be fixed, “Don’t go to bed angry”. Our races have been in conflict for too long. We’ve never really come to an understanding, or have learned to respect each other fullynow our bottles of emotion have hit their pressure limits and we’re exploding with irrationality. Our races have never really married each other, so to speak. It’s time to get marriedYou explained in your blog why you have been emotionally invested in the Trayvon Martin Case. That this is the story about you, your father, your grandfather, that you have been racially profiled. Let me tell you that, as a white woman, I treat every stranger with caution regardless of their skin color. I lock my doors, clench my purse, and children tighter no matter who I walk past on the street. There are dangerous white rapist, serial tukang mateni, kidnapping, etc. crime happening everywhere just as much as there are in any other skin color there isI want to help change hearts and minds. Just because someone is profiled, doesn’t make it racist. It is because there are sick evil monsters in every color and we have to be cautious. dadi, if we lived in a safe happy world where everyone was kind and loving, we would not have to worry I guess, but this isn’t Heaven. Gusti Allah Slamet sing, T.L. Love and Peace be with you.

  45. Christopher ZavalaReply

    I think the whole Zimmerman/Martin thing has shown me that it is pretty easy for me to judge and just assume that certain people are justplaying the race card.

    But I respect Trip. And I want to take his words to heart and try to sympathize with the perspectives and experiences of others. I pray that God will expand my view and my compassion. And I pray that the power of the Gospel will unite the Church and help all of us to find our identities in Christ and not color or class or country

  46. TJReply

    You’re assuming it was based on color. Did you forget there had been young black males breaking into homes where zimm lived? This had nothing to do with color just for the sake of it.

  47. laura merroneReply

    Ya, lets move on and get all of this behind us. Whatever happened that day, can you forgive and forget? Can we alllove our enemyas a Christian whoever that may be? Can we honestly sayvengeance is the Lord’snot ours? I am a white woman but have been through some bad experiences myself but I’ve gotten over it by forgiving all parties involved. Our nation needs healing not more tears. The more we forgive, the better off we will be and the racism feelings will fade. saiki, if only Al Sharpton and the news media will quit bringing up all this stuff and opening the wounds, we will be all right

  48. SophiaReply

    Wow! It is so refreshing to hear Kingdom perspective on this issue. We get so wrapped up in arguing with each other, that we forget to ask God what He thinks. We forget that the answers are already in His word. We forget that we should trust in no one and nothing but Him. Finally, we forget that those who seek Him, will be those who find the truth.

    Racism is truly an issue in this country. It’s something that we cannot run from, but that we must face and change. We have to know that we cannot change without Jesus Christ. Racism is a reality that is reflected in our justice system, in how we think about each other, and in how we treat each other. Until the hatred is removed from our hearts, racism will continue to creep into our decisions. The past will be the past, when it is no longer present in our future. Until then, we certainly should not move on.

  49. Karla WillowsReply

    Amen Trip. I am half Colombian, half English, it’s so easy for me as I am white, I had a friend for a while who was a neo natzi from Ireland. He did not realize I was half Colombian for a long time. When I realized his beliefs, I told him I was half Colombian, he refused to believe me. Had I had darker skin, he would never have become my friend in the first place. He remained friends with me. I hope God used this to change his perspective, we have since lost touch through day to day life, but not because of skin color. I can’t imagine how painful and damaging it is to be continually judged by the color of your skin. My Son loves 116. He is only four and has no idea of racism yet. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being great role models to both my sons. As far as my four year old is concerned, guys who look like rappers love Jesus and are safe :)

  50. KayReply

    The more I read and hear about the Trayvon Martin case. The more I realize that most can not look at it from a realistic/factual point of view. We often look at these cases through a skewed lens that carries baggage from own past. I speak as a woman whose great-grandfather was an illegal immigrant from Mexico, and yet has been challenged by Christ to embrace The Truth, not the truth as “Aku” see it. Christ asks that we set aside our identity including our ethnicity, sex, denominational affiliation, etc (Galatia 3:28), in order to see our world through the lens of Christwhich embodies all truth.

    Trayvon Martin, according to his friend Rachel Jeantel racially profiled George Zimmerman calling him aCreepy a** cracke,.” and then proceeded to brutally assault GZ. Understand, I am in no way defending Zimmerman because he took the law into his own hands, which ended in the death of Martin. My problem with this case, has been the pass that is often given to minorities for racist comments and behaviors. The truth in this case is that both men were out of line in their behavior toward one another, and yet TM gets a pass because he is a man of color. I am sorry but God does not honor that mentality, because it is one that is twisted and perverted.

    BOTH MEN were equally wrong in how they responded to each other, and yet we care little about ALL the facts. We just care about the facts that best support the way we want to think.

    I am finding racism is a real problem in our culture, but the reality is it is not just a white problem, it is just as prevalent in people of color as well. Racism, will never end as long as we are concerned only about ourown” wong. I truly believe this is the message Martin Luther King Jr. preached, before it was tarnished by the likes of Al Sharpton & Jesse Jackson. Unity and oneness can only happen when men and women truly see through the lens of Christ, because as Galatians 3:28 points out we are ALL ONEIN” Kristus. I personally believe anytime we chose to view ourselves outside of that framework, than we either knowingly or unknowingly erect barriers and dividers. Bottom line Christians, racism can stop with you, as long as you truly embrace Christ’s perspective. Yen, you are left with justifying a false reality that continues to erect barriers between you and others.

    We need to ask ourselves do want the Truth, or are we only interested in seeing through our distorted lens, where truth is relative, and is only accepted if it fits into our framework?

  51. LaRoneReply

    Brothers and Sisters,

    What saddens me more than anything is how readingsomeof the comments posting on this wonderful website, I find it hard to see the difference between here, YouTube or any other site where folks just like to argue their points and dismiss grace and peace. Still, much better comments than usual. What Trip was trying to convey seems to have gotten lost in most of the comments.

    As far as the killing of Trayvon, just notice how its almost never a person of color, especially black, that comes to the defense of Zimmerman. NOw, everything doesn’t have to do with race, but the things that do should not be so easily disregarded. The black experience in America is so downplayed. Apa? Should Blacks just get over the fact that their ancestors were property of men and women in this country? Should the fact that government propaganda literally called for the discrimination of them be forgotten? Should they forget that the Constitution literally stated that they are only 3/5 of a man? Of equal importance, should people who aren’t persons of color really act oblivious to these same facts of American history as if there are not still systems of oppression (not just profiling) that directly effect the black community and other minority groups? It is so easy to tell people to get over it or to point out Black success in an attempt to undermine race relations in this HISTORICALLY racist country. But when you are the benefactor of racism (even if unknowingly) and you are not affect by it negatively, you inevitably have a viewpoint different and sometimes even defensive when it comes to race. Thank the Lord that Christ unifies ALL people. But still, churches remain the most segregated places in America. Thank you all for reading and all be Blessed.

  52. thefollowerReply

    I have read through this entire thing the comments, arguments, sympathy statements. It all amazes me your intelligence and personal experience about all these things. Like in the beginning Trip said don’t stop talking about it, Nanging, I’m quite sure he didn’t mean argue.

    I am an 18 year old white girl, my best friend is an 18 year old black girl, i have no black relatives, my church is completely white, i have many black friends, and i worked at a camp for underprivileged children where more than half the campers are black….i have seen the way you all put up some facts about your life to make people understand you better so those are a few facts about my lifeI’ve learned about the racial issue and it disturbs me its even made me mad enough to break my hand from punching things when hearing about the struggles some people have gone through. its okay to get mad over things like murder, racism, lies, and hypocrisy, but it is definitely NOT okay to treat each other with the disrespect and ‘i know betterattitudes i have seen on here. I may not know a whole lot about the world and all of its struggles but i know a few things. I know that first of all God created all man equal and as friends of those treated with racism we can and should stick up for them. I also know that God is the Righteous Judge and many of you who argued on here said you were christianshame on youthis case has brought such a division and not not just between white/black/hispanic people between every person who thinks he/she knows better than everyone who doesn’t agree with them. We are children of God, the only one who really knows what happened the night Treyvon was killed, so who are we to argue who’s right or wrong?

    John 8:7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

    I’m not hear to tell you my opinion on the case and i’m not hear to judge you. I felt compelled to remind you that right or wrong we are called to love people and to let go of selfish pride over winning an argument that isn’t ours to win. John 8:7 came to mind within the first ten comments and stayed there until the end. If you’re going to argue do it in a loving way or, here’s a funny thought, if you know that you can’t argue in a way that is still respectful DON’T ARGUE! It’s not up to us to condemn or set free anyone and frankly its idiotic to act like it is. Thank you for taking a stand and sharing your opinions! Like I said I’m sure that you are all intelligent and enjoyable people but if we don’t show God’s love even through our opinions why in the world would people think christianity is worthwhile when we don’t act different from the rest of the world?

  53. ItoReply

    We are believers, Bearers of the image of our Lord Jesus Christ, people who understand that we and ALL people are wicked, sinful, redeemed only by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ who took the wrath of the Father, because of our sin, on the cross for us. What do we have without truth? The TRUTH should be what governs this conversation, not opinion. Our history tells the story and provides the answers if we are willing to be honest.

    I won’t even provide my racial identity. Because it is irrelevant to this discussion. I am a lover of the Lord, and someone who studied law, justice, sociology, and law enforcement.

    Look at the facts and the stats. The American Justice system is far from colorblind. She badly reeks of the sins of oppression, partiality, and wickedness. Classism is just as much a cause of it as racism is. But to say racism does not exist, or did not play a part in the outcome of this case, is a mistake. It is an opinion that chooses to completely ignore the history of our justice system in favor of what it would like to be true.

    Racism exist. It is alive and well and active.
    matur nuwun sanget, we serve a God who knows everything. Who is powerful to heal those who will let Him. Who is faithfulness to heal bitterness and resentment. And who has given us power through prayer and action.

    Disciple your children in truth. The truth is that their race will be part of their identity, (and determine how some people will view them) for as long as they live.

    Glory to God who looks not at what man does.

  54. PastorNormReply

    The thing I believe that God wants us to do with this incident and all those other ones we continue to hear about is what Trip said. Pray for all parties involved to either get saved out of what has happened or get right if they are Christians. What everyone has missed is that God Almighty called Trayvon’s number for whatever reason He had. NOBODY was going to change that that night. God said, “Trayvon, it is over for youjust like he did for Tupac and many others. IF Trayvon was saved, glory to God he is now with Jesus. Yen ora, sadly he is burning in Hell. Elingi, Eccl. 12:13 ” Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

  55. muchneededmoderatorReply

    I entered this website, read the various blogs posted and was encouraged by various posts until I came to this one. The comment thread that ensued below was both disturbing and heart wrenching. Instead of reading calm, patient, wise and God centered comments, I suddenly found myself engulfed in a frenzy of racism and hatred. And all this by supposed Christians who seem to think it’s appropriate to tell each other who is or is not a Christians and whether or not their prayers will reach the ears of God or as Marvin put it: “…your prayers probably won’t make it past your ceiling.Many of you say repeatedly that you are not on the attack and do not wish to offend anyone, that you simply have your own opinions and that yes, they are strong. Fine, we all have our own opinions and we all feel strongly on certain issues whether or not we find others who agree. That is a right and a freedom we have as Americans to enjoy and I hope it is never taken from us. But to constantly bash another brother or sister in Christ and to preach at each other as if you yourselves know best is pure hypocrisy. We as Christians should know better than anyone that we are simply human, we make mistakes, we act in arrogant pride, we are blinded to certain issues simply by our own sin and no matter how hard we try, those blinders will always be there because we are fallen, sinful, humans. It is for that reason that God is our judge. It is not our opinions that matter, but God’s and God’s alone. To act towards each other so hatefully and yet call yourselves “sedulur” is pathetic at best.
    Marvin, to be honest I had to stop reading about half way down the posts simply because I couldn’t stomach the way you continued to treat yourbrothers and sistersall the while sticking to your guns, becoming more and more inflamed and then claiming that you weren’t upset. Read your own posts, sir. Whether I agree with you or not does not matter, what matters is how you treat your brother. Read through the posts, you were by far (at least until I stopped reading about halfway down) the most volatile person on this thread. You tell others they have no right to tell you how to pray and then you suggest that God does not even hear their prayers. Who are you to suggest such a thing? You are not God. Come down off your throne and then speak to your brothers in love instead of impatience and anger.
    Racism is ugly and I see it everywhere and constantly. I hate it for so many different reasons and on so many different levels. But there will be no healing this disease until ALL sides recognize that there is racism no matter what color your skin is AND that not all people hate other people simply because their skin or their culture differ from their own. As a Christian I am very sad to see how racism has effected my brothers and sisters. I am sad that we have to see a “rasis” around every corner and just assume that people are racist because their skin is white. We should see other Christians with many colors and cultures. Stop screaming “rasis” at each other and simply say “cak”. I see more racism becoming a problem each day simply because one side or the other cries “rasis” without even knowing the person they addressing. If you see a brother or sister acting in a racist way then by all means address it and speak to that person, privately. But stop crying wolf when there is no wolf.
    Love one another as Christ loved the church. That is all we need to remember when it comes to dealing with one another.

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