1,000,000 HOODIE MARCH!
1 million hoodies, 1 million signatures on change.org… show the world we are all Trayvon.
i know i haven’t said much here about this horrible injustice. the truth, it’s been so upsetting and worry-some and infuriating and disgusting to sit back and watch that i haven’t been able to articulate thoughtful, contributing words. i’m still not so sure i can. i talk about movies and spring and post pretty pictures because it’s what i’m trying to fill my mind with. i think about Trayvon, his family, this system and i just keep coming up with anger. pure, blood-boiling anger. in the worst form, silence. i’ve signed the petitions, read the articles but i can’t comfort Trayvon’s mother, i can’t take that gun from George Zimmerman’s irresponsible hands or punish him myself, i can’t instantly change racial perceptions….and it makes me crazy. just like i know it makes so many others.
i don’t know the answer. but i’m certain the answer isn’t more hate. i have to take my anger and disgust and turn it into dialogue. open, honest dialogue. i can’t let Trayvon’s death be completely in vain by creating more hatred and tension. i believe we have to take this opportunity to share his story, expose all people to the core issue here, and encourage open conversations.
Trayvon was murdered at 17 for wearing a hoodie and carrying candy while being black. the man who committed that murder should face the consequences and that’s why i signed the petition (and so should you). but, there’s nothing any of us can do to bring Trayvon back and that is pretty devastating. however, i can talk about it here. i can share this story with as many people as possible. i can sign the petitions and forward them to friends, family and followers. and so can you. so, do that. choose that. honor Trayvon’s memory by committing to a better future. as difficult as it may be. Trayvon didn’t choose violence or hate, neither should we.
blessings to those of you that will be in Union Square in hoodies tonight. be peaceful and progressive. offer condolences to Trayvon’s parents and share in this opportunity for change.
“Darkness cannot drive out Darkness: only Light can do that. Hate cannot drive out Hate: only Love can do that.” - MLK Jr.
Posted on Wednesday, 21 March 2012