I’ve written my opinion regarding what I perceive to be the silent “other side”
of racial profiling…I posted my thoughts on my blog last week. Since then I’ve
had over 500 “Likes” and some have commented.
Danita Clark Able Cartersville, Georgia
Eve Was Unarmed. She Wasn’t Wearing a Hoodie. She Was Murdered. Are You Angry?
I don’t have to tell you I’m not a racist; my life speaks for me. Yet, I will probably be called a racist
because of this post.
I don’t like what happened to Trayvon Martain and I don’t claim to understand the frame of mind George Zimmerman was in when he fired his weapon. I don’t know the whole story behind the story. None of us do, yet. Bu this I know: a kid is dead and his killer is being publicly executed. The state of Florida is investigating the killing more slowly than some think is necessary and the Panthers
have a bounty on Zimmerman’s head. People are angry with Florida. But more than being angry with Florida, people are outraged at what they believe to be death by Racial Profiling. Perhaps profiling was a factor in the killing of Martin, unfortunately profiling happens every day. But it isn’t a problem patented by one race. It’s a problem in every race.
When are we going to admit to profiling, violence and racism exist everywhere…in all cultures, in and against every socioeconomic status? Violence is wrong, regardless of the reason behind it. Murder
is inhumane, regardless of the color of the victim. But I ask, why aren’t we equally outraged when a
white kid is killed by another race? Last week a boy in Ohio was burned by a group of black kids while
walking home from school….media outrage? No. Did Al and Jesse show up and puff up in front of
cameras? No. They’re calling Zimmerman a White-Hispanic…a term unheard of before now…a term
unheard of before now…a term being used to create more racial conflict.
In 2008, Eve Carson, a while female from Athens, Georgia was an exceptional student at the University of North Carolina. She served as President of the Student Body and was a Moorehead- Cain Scholarship recipient. She majored in Political Science and Biology, Pre-Med. Eve gave back to her community, she was a peer educator for underprivileged youth, was selected to be a North Carolina Fellow and she was murdered. Slaughtered by four blast ammunition to the head and body by 2 young black males (ages 17 and 21), because they wanted her car and her ATM card. The final killing shot tore through her hand and into her head as she made a sad attempt to protect herself: obviously aware the bullet to her skull would be fatal. Was she profiled? You bet she was. Eve was profiled as a rich, blue-eyed, blond hair, white girl. Were there protest, marches and outraged politicans speaking out for her? Did Obama call her family? Why is it about race only if the victim is black? Why aren’t we outrages when ANY kid is murdered? As a nation, have we been silenced by a politically correct whip? Let’s be outraged about all murders, all racism, and every injustice. In the meantime, allow me to speak my mind without calling me a racist. You have the freedom to call
me names but if I defend myself, you call me a racist. That’s not right. Let’s stop creating more problems for each other. Let’s grow up.
One last thing about Eve…one of her assailants testified that she asked them to pray with her before they killed her. “Let’s pray,” she said. One of the ATM video shows Eve in the backseat of her vehicle with her murderers, she has her hands in the air, a Be True bracelet is on her wrist. Her head is bowed in prayer.