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Fri Jul 14, 2017, 10:47 PM

A sad anniversary...four years ago

So this morning I got a notification from Facebook that I had memories to look back on. I love this feature because it is a chance to look back at posts and be reminded of things forgotten and old pics from my kids that I haven't looked at in years. This morning's list was a sad reminder of four years ago, the day after George Zimmerman was freed for the murder of Trayvon Martin.

I'm an early riser and this was my post that morning from 2013, a Bob Dylan Quote:

"And you who philosophize disgrace and criticize all fears
Bury the rag deep in your face
For now is the time for your tears"

I knew immediately what the post was in reference to, and the sentiment persists to this day.

Sadly, who could have predicted that in four short years that we'd find ourselves where we are as a country today? I think our press and our country at large would do well to hear those words and think long and hard about what lead us here.

Despite all that...Rest easy Trayvon...I hope and pray that our world will eventually be a better place, in no small part to your sacrifice!

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Docreed2003 Jul 2017 OP
furtheradu Jul 2017 #1
BigmanPigman Jul 2017 #2
Docreed2003 Jul 2017 #3
lunasun Jul 2017 #4
Docreed2003 Jul 2017 #5
ms liberty Jul 2017 #6
nikibatts Jul 2017 #7

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Fri Jul 14, 2017, 10:52 PM

1. ..

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 10:57 PM

2. If racists would "get over it" eventually that would be a great start.

I'm not holding my breath though. How long ago did the civil war end?

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 11:16 PM

3. Sadly, not long enough....

Too many in the "South" hold on to misplaced history and overt racism too willingly! Our generation isn't dealing with descendants of the Civil War, although I'm sure there are some, like myself. No, what we face today is an onslaught of ignorant, mysoginistic, bigoted assholes who have been reared to believe "white is right" and they've been fully indoctrinated in their church.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 11:22 PM

4. He was murdered

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Response to lunasun (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 11:36 PM

5. Like I said...Zimmerman was freed for martin's murder

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 06:15 AM

6. I know, so sad. I had the black hoodie meme come up on mine. n/t

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Sat Jul 15, 2017, 06:38 AM

7. I shudder to think about it.

 

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