Some time ago, I wrote about how blacks seem confused about the reality of America, meaning that it seems as if we have forgotten the past so much just because of the implementation of integration policies since the 1950’s and 1960’s. I stated this in reference to the “surprised” reaction of many blacks about the Zimmerman verdict. I was dismayed at the lack of candor amongst blacks in America who seemingly act as if they have forgotten that what happened to Trayvon Martin happens probably every day in America to some person of color. I was not critical of blacks for being upset, but I was derailing the complicity of many blacks with our murder, and following it up with support of marches that do not accomplish anything. Dr. King Jr.’s organized marches were not marches just for show, but they were strategic in nature and were designed to peacefully break the law to demonstrate the injustice of the state. Dr. King’s led marches in my opinion were in the spirit of Gandhi, and were designed to punish the state in a peaceful and loving manner. Having a government approved march does not punish the state on any level. Our behavior today as black people is border-lining on absurdity, but we seem not to realize it. Today, I have just learned that we have allowed a KKK member to join the NAACP in Wyoming (Banda, 2013)! Do we want to be integrated so much that we are willing to condone the murder and alienation of our own people? I do not hate or dislike anyone due to one’s complexion, but we have to understand that our country’s history is filled with duplicity by the “white establishment”. Thus, we should not worship the “American image”, but we should be realistic about our current state of affairs. I am not saying that we should not do anything about Trayvon Martin's death, but I am simply saying that let’s boycott or do something that is effective instead being brainwashed into thinking things have changed so much even though we see evidence that it has truly not. Why does so many black think that the establishment cares enough to pay attention to marches that do not disrupt anything? What do you think Broward County!?
Banda, P.S. (2013, September 4). NAACP-KKK meeting in Wyo. believed to be first. Yahoo!News Website. Retrieved from: http://news.yahoo.com/naacp-kkk-meeting-wyo- believed-first-225200293.html