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68 Responses to I Am NOT Trayvon Martin

  1. Profile photo of Billy62
    Billy62 Male 18-29
    159 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 8:52 am
    Link: I Am NOT Trayvon Martin - Hey you wonderfully liberal white activists! You`re still NOT Trayvon--watch to see why.
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    mon360 Male 13-17
    735 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 12:02 pm
    who now?
  3. Profile photo of Langer
    Langer Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2012 at 12:08 pm
    You just hate me cos I`m black
  4. Profile photo of wko
    wko Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2012 at 12:15 pm
    logic - she has it
  5. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    April 7, 2012 at 12:16 pm
    No, you`re not Trayvon. To bad. If you were, you`d be dead, you stupid, smug, arrogant little twat.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2012 at 12:24 pm
    blah blah blah
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2012 at 12:31 pm
    I was initially with her, but OldOllie`s solid argumentation and thoughtfull choice of words changed my mind. Thank you OldOllie, for opening my mind to new ideas.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10742 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 12:31 pm
    Point taken.

    you stupid, smug, arrogant little twat.

    Seriously dude, is this how you treat everyone you disagree with?
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    WalkinAftr12 Female 18-29
    169 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 12:33 pm
    Why was trayvon in the neighborhood alone that night to begin with?
  10. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2012 at 12:35 pm
    "Why was trayvon in the neighborhood alone that night to begin with?"

    He went to get some snacks from a nearby store and was returning to his dad`s house.
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2012 at 12:36 pm
    @WalkinAftr12: He lived in that neighbourhood.. he was out fetching skittles..
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2012 at 12:37 pm
    Anyway, I understand her argument for why I`m not like Trayvon, but I don`t understand her argument for why I`m like Zimmerman just because I`m not black o.o
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 7, 2012 at 12:48 pm
    "but I don`t understand her argument for why I`m like Zimmerman just because I`m not black"

    Because if you`re not black, black people hate you for not being black and supporting Trayvon.

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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 7, 2012 at 12:50 pm
    That was a broad generalization, but I seen it!

    I`ve seen a bunch of my white friends, get chastised by blacks when they supported Trayvon.

    Example: White person: I feel sorry for Trayvon. I am Trayvon Martin.

    Black person`s reply: Shut up cracker. You don`t know what it`s like. You ain`t Trayvon.
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    rduncan2972 Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2012 at 1:03 pm
    1) she has some great points
    2) those points are extremely idealistic and some just will never fit into reality
    3) stereotypes exist for a reason
    4) stereotypes also screw the majority into a generalized poo pile
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
    1677 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 1:15 pm
    Well there you go. All those people who thought that Trayvon Martin was reincarnated as annoying white girl was wrong.
  17. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 1:28 pm
    Seriously dude, is this how you treat everyone you disagree with?
    No, this is how I treat stupid, smug, arrogant little twats. You will notice that I almost never flame anyone here who hasn`t flamed me first. Characters in post are another matter. If they come across as stupid, smug, arrogant little twats, I will be more than happy to point out that they`re stupid, smug, arrogant little twats, just like this stupid, smug, arrogant little twat.
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    Toider Male 18-29
    452 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 1:34 pm
    I think people are ignoring some key facts of the incident in order to make it more racially charged. Having said that, I also think this commentary is both dangerous and ill-informed. But what do I know, I`m just a middle class white-boy raised in a brown skin hatin` society.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3928 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 1:43 pm
    "Seriously dude, is this how you treat everyone you disagree with?"

    Only on the internet. I bet he`s a huge pussy in real life.
  20. Profile photo of ElMustache
    ElMustache Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2012 at 1:53 pm
    She has a point. White privilege goes a long way in America. You will never be harassed by police, or scrutinized in the same manner by society, simply by the virtue of being born white. You may disagree with me, and that`s fine. But your experience of what being a minority is, and what mine are, will be vastly different, only because I am an American Minority. It is important, as she highlighted, to show outrage when people, no matter what ethnicity, are shown injustice. To identify with their struggle, albeit with good intentions, would be a falsehood. We want to believe in the best, and that everyone truly has a level playing field, but that is simply not the case. But if we keep pushing, keep persevering through the finger pointing, the xenophobia, and stand together as a nation of people. We just might get somewhere.
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    Fancysucksss Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2012 at 1:57 pm
    IAB. This is junk. This Trayvon stuff is tragic. but There are much better things out there to submit then this depressing stuff. I like inspirational IAB. Not depressing shove more media down our throats, Which already persistently hounds each and everyone of us each day IAB. Baby come back!
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm
    Maybe you little girl were taught to be a hidden racist with a liberal mindset.

    I was taught to love everyone as a brother, by Jesus Christ, with a compassionate conservative mindset.

    Go ahead and believe you`re `enlightened` now, but you aren`t. The black people supporting Trayvon don`t give a sh|t about reconciliation or integration and likely never will. White people will always be seen as `The Man` and you can`t change that.

    You`re naive in the extreme to think anything a white person says will heal this divide, the divide has to be broken by those within and they won`t do it because they profit too much from keeping the divide alive.
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    Fancysucksss Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2012 at 2:01 pm
    Oh yeah. she`s not dumb. she`s not un aware. and she`s not wrong. But can it be done
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    faustsshadow Male 30-39
    441 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 2:08 pm
    Ugh - this is why I am glad I left academia. I don`t think they can even tell how horribly smug and self-righteous they sound. I wonder if I could get a grant to study a tone of voice that makes other people want to smack the speaker upside the head.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 7, 2012 at 2:12 pm
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 7, 2012 at 2:23 pm
    THis is silly
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    kangoala Male 18-29
    702 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 2:27 pm
    Reading these comments, I get the sickly feeling that the underlying message of this video was missed by a lot of people... Shame.
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    incubus_inc Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2012 at 2:43 pm
    and I didn`t write this all down and think it over for hours before I posted this.
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    leesah Female 18-29
    1566 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 2:43 pm
    "You will never be harassed by police, "

    Really? White people NEVER get harassed by the police? Which parent was the liberal that taught you to hate yourself?
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3928 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 3:18 pm
    White parents don`t have to have the talk with their sons that some people will be scared of them because of the color of their skin.
  31. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 3:47 pm
    Only on the internet. I bet he`s a huge pussy in real life.
    No, not at all. IRL I just don`t hang around stupid, smug, arrogant little twats like this.
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    Otto67 Male 40-49
    438 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 3:49 pm
    I think she needs a kleenex for that `hanger`..
  33. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 4:19 pm
    She`s right, and your system is messed up.

    ... but I don`t care. Over the years I`ve turned myself into something that solves bigger problems. I can only look with pity at a society still plagued by racism. Racism is something I figured out when I was 6.
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    gherwrull Male 30-39
    28 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 4:26 pm
    IMB failure ... I`m more bored while listening to this than I was before.
  35. Profile photo of ElMustache
    ElMustache Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 4:27 pm
    Leesah: What the f*ck does this have to do with being liberal or conservative? You partially quoted me. Re-read what I said. You will never be put under the same scrutiny as someone who is not white. I never said "White people don`t get harassed." I`m not that ignorant to assume that.
  36. Profile photo of ElMustache
    ElMustache Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 4:31 pm
    Leesah: Also, for the record, both of my parents are conservative christians. Eat a dick.
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    Crabes Male 30-39
    1285 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 4:47 pm
    go back to the kitchen!!!
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2012 at 4:56 pm
    putting race aside, the case it still bullpoo. even if it was a white kid that got shot zimmermann should still rot in a jail cell
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    Rawrg Male 18-29
    934 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 5:25 pm
    Wow, this person is an idiot.
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    Zerstiren Male 18-29
    28 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 5:28 pm
    I don`t believe any white person, who wear shirts reading "I am Trayvon Martin" or "Troy Davis" are mistaking themselves as being black themselves. And I think the message is appropriate for anyone to adopt, because the real lesson of discrimination is, if it can happen to one, it can happen to any of us. So a white person`s shirt/hoody is not making light of someone`s traumatic experiences: it`s just a symbol of solidarity with our neighbors, period.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3431 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 5:44 pm
    I want a hoody that says "I am Kony". Just to show how liberal and accepting my world view is. Hey man, who am I to judge right? There but for the grace of a white middle class upbringing go I. Except I had a White Lower Class upbringing on a farm in the Goddamn Middle of nowhere, and yet people see me, a white Christian male (ostensibly the only unprotected class in the Country) and assume that I am somehow at the heart of their problems.

    Frankly, I have heard and seen enough. I`m through with this self deprecating apologist persona that society is striving to thrust on me. I am accused of complicity in every injustice and transgression history has meted out and I am expected to put up a show of solidarity with minorities against my ow. Brothers. Well you know what? [email protected] that. I am free to be who I am. Whom I choose to agree with is my prerogative and it isn`t my job to make you feel good about yourself.
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    casidhe Female 40-49
    62 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 6:10 pm
    Why are so many people hating this girl ?...she may be slightly off the mark but her heart and motives are right on target and most of what she says is intelligent and right. She has the courage to announce her convictions and she cared enough to speak out when too many people say nothing either because they don`t have the guts to do so or they don`t care and they can`t be bothered. We need more people like her. In the 1700`s Edmund Bourke said "All that is needed for evil to triumph is the silence of a few good men" and it holds true today. It is both ludicrous and scary how that so many people are led astray by their automatic free-floating hate that they have totally lost sight of the wisdom this girl is sharing and are motivated to be mean about her.....*SIGH*...my faith in humanity was briefly restored by this young woman and then dashed by the many mean-minded posts below...I`m glad to see some people got the point she was trying to make !!!!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33127 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 6:14 pm
    Well, since Zimmerman CHAMPIONED a black who`d been victemized by police, even when the BLACK community was prepared to ignore it? This girl is a twat. A stupid twat, not even worth a drunken drat.

    "Us priviliged activists" oh please! Mighty white girl! A heavy does of "white man`s burden" eh?

    Oh honey-child? That thing in your nose makes you look TOTALLY seriously credible! Perhaps a few face tattoos to go with it, and some skull bumps...
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 6:43 pm
    wow, must`ve missed the point that Zimmerman jumped into the `white` sector

    protip: he`s as "white" as obama
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    ZsaZsaGoar Female 18-29
    144 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 6:48 pm
    yea, latinos are totally white now!
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    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
    1811 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 7:05 pm
    Despite the revving-chainsaw sound of this person trying to beat me into a coma with her liberal-arts degree, her voice causing the aural equivalent of putting my inner ear through a cheese grater, only one thought occured to me, and heald steady through her diatribe.......

    ...tits or gtfo...
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    Enjin Male 30-39
    802 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 7:24 pm
    This cracked me up, I totally remember being that age and thinking I actually knew things about life or the world.

    I agreed with her initial point about s/hitheads wearing t-shirts. Just the fact that someone would sell a t-shirt like that is disgusting.

    Other than that she seems to have a very narrow world view. I grew up in the US in a school system where white kids are the minority. And I`ve spent a lot of time outside the US in places where I was part of a tiny minority. My point is there are plenty of non-black males in the world who have been victims of racism. No one "is Trayvon Martin", not even the presidents imaginary son. But all the rest of the BS she spewed about who she thinks I am is laughable.
  48. Profile photo of peakingo
    peakingo Male 30-39
    761 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 7:49 pm
    To everyone saying that Latinos aren`t white. You`re wrong-most of us are. Unless you have a high percentage of another races bloodline. Latinos like myself whose family came from Spain and Portugal are in fact DRUM ROLLLL.... Of European descent. This holds true for many people born in Mexico, Central America, The Caribbean, and South America.

    The reason we are led to believe so otherwise is the US adoption of the word Hispanic, which traditionally refers to those from the Island of Hispaniola, which many Latinos aren`t from. Never the less, it was done so for the US Census to better organize population percentage and sociological distinction of the Latino population in contrast to other races.

  49. Profile photo of Sonsglow
    Sonsglow Male 18-29
    201 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 9:23 pm
    Next.
  50. Profile photo of darkmagic14n
    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2012 at 9:38 pm
    @peakingo:

    hispanics/latinos are a mixed race consisting of european and native american

    your theory about the island of hispanoila is false and comical. at least 1/2 the island of hispanoila is black (descendents of african slaves)
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14654 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 10:49 pm
    "This cracked me up, I totally remember being that age and thinking I actually knew things about life or the world."

    20 years from now and you`ll be saying the same thing about your 30`s.
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    ivran Male 18-29
    599 posts
    April 7, 2012 at 10:49 pm
    Does she look like she`s in a hotel room to anyone else?
  53. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
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    April 8, 2012 at 12:20 am
    "Does she look like she`s in a hotel room to anyone else?"

    Looks like the set of a porn movie I watched recently. I don`t recall her face, though.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2012 at 12:39 am
    The only indoctrination I ever underwent during elementary education was the exact opposite of what she`s describing.
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    Samsquanch Male 30-39
    792 posts
    April 8, 2012 at 4:18 am
    I`d do her
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
    1008 posts
    April 8, 2012 at 6:31 am
    "... but I don`t care. Over the years I`ve turned myself into something that solves bigger problems. I can only look with pity at a society still plagued by racism. Racism is something I figured out when I was 6"

    sure buddy, sure

    @silverthread, well said
    @lawndartsftw, HA!
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
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    April 8, 2012 at 7:44 am
    dumb.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    April 8, 2012 at 10:33 am
    google the term

    "white privilege". oh before you get pissed just reading that term the concept was created by a white woman, not some minority blaming the white man (yeah I know that is what you were thinking).
    if you read it with an open mind and realize the concept is not blaming you and is actually true you will learn a great deal about this society.
  59. Profile photo of peakingo
    peakingo Male 30-39
    761 posts
    April 8, 2012 at 1:55 pm
    @darkmagic14n Know what your talking about before commenting. Euros and Native Americans mixing in N. America are Latinos?

    Mestizo is a term traditionally used in Latin America and Spain for people of mixed heritage or descent such as a mixture of European and Amerindian.

    Hispanic is a term that originally denoted a relationship to Hispania - an ancient designation for the Iberian Peninsula. Over time, the term Hispanic has evolved from the ancient usage, now more broadly referring to any cultural connection to Spain.

    The 1970 Census was the first time that a "Hispanic" identifier was used for people with origins in Spanish-speaking countries, like Mexico, Costa Rica. Hispanic is not a race.

    A latino is a person considered part of an ethnic background that is traditionally Spanish-speaking. A Latino can be of any race or combination of races: White/Caucasian, Black/African American, Asian, Native American, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Is
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    wake_n_bake Male 18-29
    663 posts
    April 8, 2012 at 4:46 pm
    I grew up in a school that was 60 percent black so I don`t really feel that I was indoctrinated to fear blacks : /

    I understand her message but she comes off as sickeningly preachy
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    penguinazul Female 18-29
    470 posts
    April 8, 2012 at 7:14 pm
    The guy is clearly Hispanic; he`s not white.
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    GodDamnDevil Male 40-49
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    April 9, 2012 at 6:52 am
    Go down to MacArthur Park after dark and see whether or not your "Little white girls purity and goodness" is not at all put in jeopardy.
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    dang007 Male 30-39
    599 posts
    April 9, 2012 at 7:24 am
    What the heck is this idiot talking about? I must have missed that class in school.
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    Dogwelder19 Male 30-39
    21 posts
    April 9, 2012 at 8:51 am
    If I wanted to watch someone moving her lips while reading, I`d go watch Jersey Shore.
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    paco664 Male 40-49
    159 posts
    April 9, 2012 at 3:10 pm
    this girl is so misinformed and ignorant it boggles the mind......

    she watched doctored videos that were put out by NBC making it appear Zimmernman was a racist...

    the truth is that martin attacked zimmernman and got shot for his efforts.... its sad... poo happens....

    next..
  66. Profile photo of Bountykat
    Bountykat Female 18-29
    399 posts
    April 10, 2012 at 10:03 am
    I wouldn`t say that society teaches that blacks are, "less human," but I would for sure say that the media and well...society in general do portray blacks as more dangerous/trashier people in general.
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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2012 at 1:48 pm
    all i got out of this video is that shes in a hotel room..
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
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    April 12, 2012 at 7:17 pm
    What she said

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