D.C. school has Trayvon Martin Day

Have you noticed how the TV networks are still using that doe-eyed photo of a 13-year-old Trayvon Martin when he was 17 at the time of the fatal shooting and so really looked like this?

This is what Barack Obama’s son would look like if he had one

Now, to add to the travesty, a school in Washington, D.C., is celebrating marijuana-smoking teenager  — who was suspended for truancy and graffiti and whom a school investigator had caught with a burglary kit (containing burglary tools and women’s jewelry) in his possession — by naming yesterday “Trayvon Martin Day.”

Mytheos Holt reports for The Blaze, May 25, 2012:

George Zimmerman hasn’t yet been convicted in the killing of teen Trayvon Martin. In fact, based on evidence recently released during the discovery process of the trial, it’s not even clear whether Zimmerman or Martin threw the first punch, or whether Zimmerman’s actions were motivated by self-defense.

But that isn’t stopping Malcolm X High School from naming a day — today — “Trayvon Martin day,” which is devoted to educating students about bullying, social injustice and general safety. And if the teacher quoted in the video report from Washington’s ABC7 below is any guide, the fact that this name more or less assumes (unfairly) that Trayvon Martin was slain out of racial animus isn’t causing these educators any discomfort at all.

“I don‘t think it’s important for them to comprehend both sides,” says Jay Harrison-Coleman, the principal of Malcolm X Elementary, in the video.

To that end, the teachers are really pushing the students to identify with Martin — something they apparently believe those students already do, despite being quite young to follow the news. And then there’s this dubious quote:

“The children at Malcolm X know the name Trayvon Martin,” Coleman said. “They know the incident. They know because of what they see in the news and what they experience every day.”

The news part makes sense, but “what they experience every day?” One could be forgiven for thinking Coleman is suggesting these students feel as though their lives are in constant danger. And if that’s the case, then a day focused on safety probably is a good idea, but why associate it with an unresolved case? Why not call it Medgar Evers day, or an MLK seminar, or perhaps even (to use the school’s name, and also address the issue of black on black crime) Malcolm X day? After all, as the Blaze reported in April:

Black-on-black crime is a sensitive subject in this increasingly polarized nation.  While covered in academia and occasionally addressed by talking heads on television, some believe it rarely, if ever, receives the type and depth of attention it deserves. Instead, critics argue that this national tragedy is usually swept under the rug by powerful interest groups and individuals more concerned with elevating their own racially-driven agendas than addressing the real issues at hand. The Trayvon Martin case is only the most recent example of this grim hypocrisy.

Indeed, statistics support a very different narrative than the one usually offered by “race hustlers,” as Pastor C.L. Bryant calls them, who routinely portray an America where members of the black community are selectively targeted and brutalized by white racists.

A 2007 special report released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, reveals that approximately 8,000 — and, in certain years, as many as 9,000 African Americans are murdered annually in the United States. This chilling figure is accompanied by another equally sobering fact, that 93% of these murders are in fact perpetrated by other blacks. The analysis, supported by FBI records, finds that in 2005 alone, for example, African Americans accounted for 49% of all homicide victims in the US — again, almost exclusively at the hands of other African Americans.

To watch ABC7′s news video on this, go to The Blaze.

H/t FOTM’s beloved Anon.

~Eowyn

19 responses to “D.C. school has Trayvon Martin Day

  1. You can’t fix stupid. The pubic school system is stupid.

  2. Don’t know if anyone else has seen this informative article -
    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2012/05/24/update-26-part-2-trayvon-martin-shooting-a-year-of-drug-use-culminates-in-predictable-violence/
    but it goes a long way in explaining Trayvon’s actions that night. Very interesting read!

  3. How does this stupid bitch keep her job? She doesn’t care about the other side of the pot smoking thief running around with a burglary kit and women’s jewelry, but that’s is just fine that he wasn’t so innocent as Bama and his media leads you to believe as long as they get some STUPID people to follow them! Semper Fi.

  4. aren’t they just cards? taking this issue just a little far-

  5. MLK is rolling in his grave.

  6. What do you expect out of a school named Malcom X Elementary ! Geez, to think a public school named after that guy to begin with—-. Surprised that this principal would be dying her hair blonde –some might think she is trying to look like “whitey”. Nothing like indoctrinating young minds towards the “victim” mindset –I have a feeling that Trayvon Martin Day is only one small example of the mindset demonstrated at this school.

  7. wow racist. i’ve been to many black churches in REAL cities (don’t know where you guys live) and they often condemn the crime in their community. even hold RALLIES AGAINST IT. how do you know how the black community feels about anything? and you know…those black people in jail…go to TRIAL. something that they didn’t really consider doing to the murderous george zimmerman until some people put up a fuss. the police could have just charged him with manslaughter from the get go but no. it does not matter what was found on this kid before he was killed; on the night in question even the police said trayvon was doing nothing wrong and had nothing illegal on him. racist racist racist sentiments on this blog. kind of scary, really.

    • Raaaaacist….I know it’s a stretch for some folks to come up with original thoughts. Guess what becky, I’ve been to many black churches in REAL cities (as opposed to what, fake cities?). They condemn crime without facts. Hint, there is an agenda in many black communities. They won’t admit it but there is (I had a black friend tell me this straight up). Black is first and foremost their allegiance. How do you know Trayvon was doing nothing wrong? You were there? Oh wait, maybe you weren’t and you just repeat what the media tell you.

      You know what’s scary? Sheeple that vote for a black man for president because he’s black (and white) yet has no clue how to run a 7-11 yet alone a country. Then the sheeple that go along with anything that fits their racist agenda.

      • Thankfully not all blacks are like that. The have a mind of their own yet get called out when say something of their own opinion. Sad…

    • Ahhh….here we go….the victim. If this country is sooo racist, then why do we have a black president? Why was it that we saw “cute” pictures of Trayvon on the news from years ago and not current? Why is it that we allow the media to fuel the “racist” environment? They should not be allowed to report the story the way they did….it only fuels more anger on both sides of the issue. Please America….lets put racial divides behind us on both sides and not rush to judgement.

  8. What, no King Samir “I Hate White People, All of Them” Shabazz Day? (I know, I shouldn’t encourge the politically correct… )

  9. Becky,
    Typical and just like her master and plantation owner in the White House, she is reduced to playing the race card. Racists come in all colors, Becky.
    The worst one is in the White House. maybe you should go there and demand section 8 housing, all the other plantation benefits that you all are addicted to.

    I am a racist, big deal and sadly, you are a moron. It is NOT about skin color but that is all your type has left to play.

  10. Can Charles Manson Day be far away?

    Ya just gotta love them gubbermint ejumikators.

    -Dave

  11. Pathetic. Obviously these kinds of people can’t think for themselves and can’t trust their own opinions as they seem to listen to or follow people such as Coleman, Jesse Jackson and the like. Cult-like, really. Do black people really believe that Trayvon Martin was innocent? As facts, pictures, Zimmerman’s and Martin’s past character’s are brought to light…these people still can’t fathom that Martin may not be the innocent ‘child’ they believed him to be. What do black people really think of these facts slowly coming out and how can they ignore them? Is there one black person out there who can speak for himself and see the truth? I believe Zimmerman will be found innocent and it is because of JUSTICE that he will be. JUSTICE FOR ZIMMERMAN!

  12. Educated White Southerner

    The GOP has becaome a pathetic cartoon of itself. You people should be ashamed of yourselves.

    An Educated White Southerner

    • Gosh, for an “educated” man, you do have reading comprehension issues. This post is a straight-forward reporting of a certain school in Washington, D.C., that decided to dedicate a day to a black teenager who had a record of truancy, graffiti, and dope-smoking, which is hardly a model for emulation.

      It is the school — and you — who should be ashamed of yourselves, because you are perpetuating the mis-education of black children in America.

      ~Dr. Eowyn
      A highly-educated non-white AMERICAN with a Ph.D. who is a registered non-partisan Independent

    • You should be ashamed that you can’t read this post and make a comment that has some pertinent substance.

      I’d ask for a refund on that education of yours…

  13. Concerned American

    The bottom line,,It is not about Trayvon or George, It is all about divide and conquer. The Government,, (This administration) Obama and all his appointed thugs. White and Black use this Racial stuff to separate us so they can control us. Wake up America, White, Black, Yellow or any other race. We all need to come together.

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