Middle and high school students in San Diego, California will be encouraged to vent their frustration that the world lacks justice when they return to school and participate in the “Trayvon Martin dialogues” this fall. The board of San Diego Unified Schools unanimously approved a proposal recently to establish classroom forums to discuss the death of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager who was shot during an altercation with a Hispanic man, George Zimmerman, in Florida last year. A jury recently acquitted Zimmerman, who claimed that Martin struck first and shot him in self-defense.
There´s an email (Recognize this Guy?) circulating with a picture that purports to be a photo of Trayvon Martin ... tattoos all over his face (inc. big red/blue star on right cheek), neck and hands, mustache.
Trayvon Martin Dialogues - they should be short and sweet. Just tell the anxious black kids not to racially profile a stranger as a creepy a** cracker or a pedophile gay rapist, and, for heavens sake, don´t punch him in the nose and then pummel his head onto the concrete sidewalk. The stranger may pull out a gun to shoot you in self-defense.
Perhaps the "Trayvon Martin Dialogues" should be combined with the "Vagina Dialogues" (which claim to be a "conversation about mothering.")
Whew! For a moment I thought it read, Trayvon Martin Dialect. As in the state´s star witness Jaentel:
Jeantel, who was on the phone with Martin shortly before he was shot by Zimmerman Feb. 26, 2012, explained: “They don’t understand, they understand, ‘Oh, he would just bash, or was kill.’ When somebody bash somebody, like, blood, people, trust me, in the area I live, that’s not bashing. That’s just called “whoop-ass.” You just got your ass whooped. That’s what it is.’
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/07/jeantel-admits-trayvon-whooped-zimmermans-a/#2P2bb0lpPBDEvuW8.99
fta: "The full proposal calls for forum participants to explicitly condemn “stand your ground” laws, which permit citizens to use force to defend themselves in dangerous situations instead of retreating."
So, when a student expresses an opinion that supports "stand your ground" laws, condemns "gangsta" lifestyles, or is any way supports the Zimmerman "not guilty" verdict -- will they still pass the exercise, or will they be expelled from school under a "zero tolerance" policy?
There isn´t really much to discuss for those who aren´t capable of seeing anything outside a racial prism. Trayvon, a nearly full grown young man who was already a feral budding criminal who was a burglar, firearm enthusiast, drug user and seller, truant (expelled from two schools), racist and homophobe, and wannabe mixed martial artist with a hip hop mentality and a huge chip on his shoulder. He was an accident waiting to happen, and like many thugs, he chose the wrong person to be the object of his aggravated assault. Appearances are deceiving. That mousy looking sucker over there might be equipped to kill you. If you try him, you might find out that he will.
What´s saddest is that Trayvon Martin´s parents didn´t have the desire, the sense of responsibility, or the adult maturity to bring him up right. Left to his own devices he became a criminal. Alive, he wasn´t worth much, if anything, to them. It was onkly a matter of time; he was headed for the penitentiary or the cemetery. Dead, he´s worth millions to his parents. That´s a helluva note for a wasted life. More important, the hysterical reaction to his (probably justified) homicide has marred, perhaps for generations, the racial harmony that had advanced so far before Obama came around.
To be fair and balanced they need to have a dialogue about, and show pictures of, the three black thugs beating up the younger, smaller white child by kicking him and stomping him while he was down. The liberal bleeding heart school masters make me want to throw up.
If you read Marne Foster´s bio you find she´s an intelligent, gifted woman. A christian who´s raised 4 beautiful boys, 2 in college. She can´t be this blind to the reason Trayvon met an untimely end. Her son´s have zero chance of ever ending up like that. She´s no Sybrina Fulton and her sons are no Trayvon. Why is it so hard to admit the truth.
Meanwhile, the companies you may have wanted to work for in the future are busy hiring foreigners to do the jobs you might have gotten but can`t because you were too busy wasting time on this tripe instead of learning to read, write and do `rithmetic.
If it wasn´t for the additional pain it would cause the Zimmermans, I´d be for a full hearing that would this time allow all of the truth about Trayvon and his dysfunctional "family" to be disclosed. Subjected to the sunlight. Forced into the media.
If you study hard in school and not be suspended, and not have a street thug mentality, and not commit criminal acts such as burglary or assault and battery upon someone who might be locked and loaded, you can live a long and prosperous life. End of dialogue.
#1 - Extremely inaptly named, should be "Trayvon Martin MONOlogues" as it is clear that only one side will be heard.
#2 - Why is it ok for this school board to waste tax dollars on anti-2nd Amendment propaganda using this case as cover? The case had nothing to do with "stand your ground," these people know it, and they are willfully promulgating a racist lie to children for purely political reasons. How is that acceptable to the parents of the school district?
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