Travyon Martin’s hoodie defines race in America today. Don’t believe me?
Ask an impeachable authority—none other than the esteemed Smithsonian Institution, which wants to display the sweatshirt at its National Museum of African American History and Culture. Director Lonnie Bunch says the hoodie is significant “because it’s such a symbol, it would allow you to talk about race in the age of Obama.”
Okay, let’s talk about race in the age of Obama.
Out-of-wedlock births for African-Americans, nearing 75 percent nationally, are tipping above 90 percent in some inner cities. The illiteracy rate among adults in Detroit is 47 percent. In the past 12 years, more than 100,000 black Americans have lost their lives in the hands of other blacks, much of it occurring in gang-infested urban centers like Chicago where murders have skyrocketed 56 percent this year. Hundreds of thousands—maybe millions—of African-American families live in neighborhoods where they literally fear for their lives.
Responsible leaders of all races have said enough: There is a crisis in black America and blaming George Zimmerman and the white cracker bogie man is not only foolish, it’s outright immoral.
Dodging and white-washing the facts doesn’t work anymore. And you don’t have to look hard to see the truth, which can be painful to see. Several weeks ago, three African-American teens in Gulfport, Florida brutally kicked and punched a 13-year-old on a school bus after the younger boy reported them for trying to sell him drugs.
You want to talk about race in the age of Obama, Lonnie? Explain this kind of sociopathic behavior. Also, I have a question for bi-racial “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon” Obama.
Tell me, Mr. President, does this white victim look like your son?
If I were a gambler, I’d wager that nothing will be uttered about this by the Left’s grievance gang. I also bet the Smithsonian isn’t going to ask this young teen to donate his bloody shirt for their “Race in the age of Obama” display.
Apparently, his shirt isn’t “symbolic” enough…