Yesterday, the man who killed Trayvon Martin decided to let the world know he plans to auction the weapon involved in that violent act. Many people were rightly appalled.
The gun has been placed on auction sites and then removed several times now, but this fact remains: We don’t merely have a man willing to profit from the death of Trayvon Martin — a teenager whose life mattered very deeply — we have droves of individuals who would like to purchase such a weapon. This mirrors the practice of selling and sharing lynching souvenirs.
We must speak out and resist this auction.
We must speak boldly that black lives matter.
Trayvon’s Black Life Matters.
Here are pieces from some black bloggers and commentators. Let’s listen and share:
Rebecca Ruby Ahmad-Robinson,
David A. Love,
Zimmerman Selling a Souvenir of Hate
Steven W. Thrasher,
George Zimmerman’s Gun Auction is an Ugly Symbol of Racism