Well this is fucking awful.Let’s take a look at those tags:#Going to hell #:(No, this is where I will not let you lie. You did this, knowing that you would suffer any real consequences at all; you had the photo taken, posted it, and captioned it knowing that you weren’t going to suffer any real consequences.This is white supremacy works, you don’t feel any impact of racist actions, and the greatest pain you feel is in a hashtag #Going to hell while the greatest amount of sympathy you can feel is also neatly ensconced in the tag #:(If you really had commitment to a religion and thought that you were going to hell for this: you would have deleted the post, deleted the picture off your phone, and run straight to your nearest church, begging for absolution. As it is, you used the phrase ‘going to hell’ as a cheap way to excuse your racist action. It’s like you punched someone for absolutely no reason, then thought to yourself ‘going to hell for that’ and felt excused, because there is an imaginary punishment waiting for you (conveniently just beyond the point where anyone is able to observe it.)Now let’s address exactly why this is wrong: you will never be Trayvon Martin, as a white person you will never be racially profiled, and yet you feel like it’s ok for you to dress up as him and make a mockery of his death.
- Delete your blog.
- Start reading up on the history of racial profiling and racist hate crimes in America.
- Continue reading until the day you realize this is not ok on any level.
It speaks to sociopathy in a very real way, when mocking a murdered kid is more important than “going to hell”. I’m going to point above mostly because its a more eloquent criticism of this calloused foolishness than I can muster.
It’s too early for this.
ALL OF THE ABOVE.