But you probably have other things to think about, right? Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be an article giving you some righteous guilt trip. None of us can claim to be perfect. My hope is that we re-energize our love for justice. Earlier this year, Trayvon Martin was murdered by George Zimmerman. By now, you may have already read/heard about his latest stunt—an interview on Fox News with Sean Hannity where he solidified my belief in his guilt.
He is a cold blooded murderer.
We all know good and well that Zimmerman does not pray for Trayvon’s family everyday. That coward might pray to get off, but he definitely isn’t praying for the family of the innocent child he shot. In the interview, he claimed that it was “all in God’s plan”. Say what? Georgey boy, why are you praying for the family if God ordained you to kill Trayvon? It just doesn’t make any sense. There is no logical correlation between reality and Zimmerman’s version of reality.
According to Filler (the defense lawyer) the interview was meant to “humanize” him. If you are in need of humanizing, then it stands to reason that you are inhumane. That sounds about right. Zimmerman is an inhumane, racist, murdering liar.
If you’re not convinced that Zimmerman cares NOTHING for Trayvon or his family, then maybe this will convince you. Zimmerman was going to do an interview with Barbara Walters. The network was all set to go until Zimmerman demanded a month long stay at a fancy hotel. Thankfully, the network cancelled in light of his ridiculous request. Zimmerman is worse than these reality stars desperate for camera time. At least no one died because of Snookie or NeNe.
My prayer to God is that Zimmerman is convicted and that all his appeals are denied. I hope the jury is full of Black mothers, teachers of Black children, and people who despise liars, murderers, and racists.
Trayvon Martin could have been talking to his girlfriend on the phone right now or playing with his little brother. He could have been getting yelled at by his mom for not doing the dishes. Trayvon Martin could have been writing a college essay.
However, because of one calculated killer, Trayvon Martin isn’t doing anything at all.
Shauntrice L. Martin is the director of the Justice Resource Center and long time youth advocate. Shauntrice has taught in Belize, Trinidad & Tobago, and the Dominican Republic. She is originally from Louisville, Kentucky and currently works with youth to sustain social justice movements in the District and beyond.