|Trayvon Martin August 2011|
The first thing to recognize is that this case was about "Race". As long as the system of Racism (White Supremacy) exists everything is either directly or indirectly tied to the so-called Race issue.
The second thing is to acknowledge that we are Victims Of Racism and we are NOT FREE, in this system of injustice. As long as this system exists, if you are a "Non-white" person YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY SUSPICIOUS no matter what. And, if you are a "Black" person, you are MORE SUSPICIOUS THAN ANY OTHER "Non-white" person.
Example- Let's say that there are five people in a room. One "White" person, one "Yellow" person, one "Red" person, one "Brown" person, and one "Black" person. If something comes up missing everyone, who didn't take it, will suspect that the "Black" person took it. (Even "Black" people suspect other "Black" people whenever a crime is committed.) Those same people wouldn't think that the "White" person did it. If the "White" person was the only person in the room at the time of the theft, they'd come up with excuses that justified the "White" person doing it.
Because the Racists have trained the majority of this planet to suspect that the "Black" person is always guilty. All eyes are on us.
This is were Counter Racist logic earns its keep, because it helps to bring balance by putting "White" people under suspicion too. That is the only way to resolve the "Race" issue.
Counter Racist Logic is about behaving in a manner that gets everyone in the room to say, "Nope. it wasn't the "Black" person this time."
I agree with Mr. Fuller when he said that "Black" people should develop a culture of not committing any crimes, except the one, which the Racists call "panhandling"( more on that later).
Imagine if we developed a culture of not committing crimes as though it was the new style. You know how we love to be in style. If we made it the new style and kept it that way for a long period of time, maybe the day would come when no one would believe that "Black" folks could commit any crimes. I could be incorrect.
Stay Strong In The Struggle To Replace White Supremacy With Justice