Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Trayvon Martin Halloween Costume

The death of Trayvon Martin, or should I say, the murder of Trayvon Martin, was arguably the most polarizing event in U.S history. Separating most American's along racial lines, and calling the justice in the American judicial system into question. No matter what your personal opinions are, those of us who are reasonable human beings must agree that regardless of color, and regardless of the racial implications, a child lost his life. Make no mistake about it. At the tender age of 17, Trayvon Martin was a child. 

From the moment George Zimmerman was found not guilty, there has been no shortage of disrespect, and disdain for Trayvon or his parents.
As if a victory in court was not enough, there has been a continued degradation of this dead child's memory as if his life were a punch line, and there seems to be no end.

Earlier this week a disturbing photo emerged on social media, portraying one young man dressed in black face as Trayvon Martin while another depicted George Zimmerman with a shirt that reads “Neighborhoo Watchman,” yes missing the “d” at the end.

With bullet wound and fake blood on the chest and all the young man poses all smiles as the faux “Zimmerman” points his gun posed finger to his costumed mate.

Apparently everyone in the photo thought it was funny as multiple photo emerged on the young lady’s Instagram account ( ktcimeno), which is coincidentally now private. But have no fear she also posted the shameless badoonery on her Facebook page.

Not only is this blatantly racially offensive on levels of the extreme but also completely disrespectful to the parents and family of Trayvon Martin, who’s life is now becoming a joke.

The life and death of Trayvon Martin is NOT a joke. 

I wonder what the response would have been if African-American's dressed up in Nichole Brown Simpson costumes for Halloween?



  1. Exactly what I said about the Nichole costume!!! But African Americans are not that insensitive and reaction provoking

    1. No we're not. It makes you wonder what these teens are being taught at home, and if they're the future we're in deep trouble.