MaseTV has heavily followed the Zimmerman trial these past weeks. The verdict has been set, George Zimmerman, famously known for killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was found Not Guilty by a jury of his peers.
America is heartbroken, Trayvon’s family is staying strong during the outcome. His Father, Tracy Martin tweeted a few minutes after the final verdict.
Celebrities began tweeting out their feelings toward the jurors verdict as well.
Rapper Nicki Minaj tweeted: “May God console the Martins at this time; as well as every other family that’s gone through this type of injustice.”
Actress Tichina Arnold tweeted: “Congratulations Mr. Zimmerman 2Day u successfully got away w/ murdering 1 of those so called “u know whats” that “get away all the”
Comedian Steve Harvey tweeted: “A Child is Dead & The Man that Killed Him is Free & Again The Child is Black…My Country Tis of Thee?”
The Roots Drummer Questlove tweeted: “i want to rant but its like 1) i’m preaching to choir 2) this is about trayvon’s parents not my anger 3) wont we just forget on sunday”
You can read more celebrity tweets on the final verdict of the Trayvon Martin case HERE
The bottom line is that yet again an innocent life of a young Black boy was taken from us. This has happened to us throughout history, and it still continues to this day. Trayvon didn’t die in vain. America watched this case like hawks equally, regardless of skin color. We’re all here to see the final verdict, and have a chance to let our eyes be opened to the injustices that are still going on to this VERY day in our country. Now what?!
Does racism still exist???? Obvously
Is it right???? Obviously Not.
So what now?!?!?! Will you continue to deny yourself as a young Black man/woman to be denied to be great? Trayvon wasn’t even given a chance to be great, so if you’re able to have the gift of life, use it to your advantage. Don’t waste your life away standing on the corner, or partaking in activities that won’t bring you closer to your greatness.
Don’t allow your child to feel any differently towards anyone because of the color of their skin. Don’t allow your child to grow up being “suspicious” of other people because of the color of their skin.
Don’t choose to automatically react angrily to that stranger who may be looking at you funny, or following. Don’t be that “angry” stereotype that society unfortunately places on you, because we can see that no matter, people will not understand. Overcome that anger and choose to protect yourself in a way that Martin Luther King chose to protect us. Educate yourself, elevate yourself, and be greater than anything society tries to bring you down with.
Trayvon’s death is not in vain. This helped America in more ways than one.
RIP Trayvon, and God bless his family and loved ones.