Thursday, May 10, 2012

Photo Opines What If Trayvon Martin Had Been White?

Would He Have Been Treated Differently

Doctored image shows Trayvon Martin (left) as a blonde hair, blue-eyed, white teen, as opposed to African-American. It also shows his killer, George Zimmerman, who is a white Hispanic, as a black male with dark skin.

A photo designed to make people think about their prejudices, flipped roles in the Trayvon Martin murder case, where the 17-year-old African American boy was murdered by a half white, half Hispanic vigilante, George Zimmerman, who stated the teen looked "suspicious." Martin was in compliance with the law. Zimmerman was not.

Trayvon Martin ((left) and George Zimmerman (right)

The photo reversed roles, making Martin white and Zimmerman black, with some believing, had it indeed been that way in real life, Zimmerman would have been arrested immediately for the killing. Due to Zimmerman frequently calling 911 to report suspicious "black males" some as young as age 7, which says it all about his prejudices and paranoia, some believe had Martin been white, he would still be alive today. Sad, but true.