Trayvon Martin: mrsFAB’s Verdict Reaction

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Last night, a so-called Florida “jury” let yet another child killer go free with a NOT guilty verdict for George Zimmerman, in the death of unarmed Florida teen, Trayvon Martin. I am shocked, yet not really. This is the America I have come to know. Here is my Facebook post from this morning:

The thoughts going through my mind right now are not good ones. I’m trying to contain my anger. I need to get this out. I feel my blood boiling. I’m going to the gym to work off my frustration, but in the back of my mind I keep wondering if Zimmerman will ever get his. Who is going to “take care of him?”

Not a good thought to have. I’m a kind person, yet the thought is there. I sit here thinking about stories my mom use to tell about how the gang members back in the old days in Chicago were about community… in a sense. When stuff was about to “go down,” they would make sure woman and kids got in the house safely first. They made people that did bad things on their “turf…” Pay.

I wonder what they do in Florida? Are the “bad boys” there going to make Zimmerman pay or just loot the streets and riot. NEITHER are good options. But I’m being honest here in wondering if Zimmerman’s days are numbered. And if so, would that make me, you, or the Martin family feel any better? How would Zimmerman’s family feel then? Let me pray and go to the gym. Have a good Sunday everyone. Hug someone today.

I pray for both families as neither of their lives will be the same again. RIP Trayvon Martin. Rest in peace.

Oh Paula…

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The media world has been buzzing the past few days about Paula Deen admitting to using the N-word and making racist and anti-semitic jokes in a recent deposition. The deposition took place as part of a court case where former employee Lisa Jackson sued Deen and her brother, alleging several instances of sexual and racial workplace discrimination.

Here is a portion of the deposition where she was asked specifically about using the N-word:

Lawyer: Have you ever used the N-word yourself?
Deen: Yes, of course.

Lawyer: Okay. In what context?
Deen: Well, it was probably when a black man burst into the bank that I was working at and put a gun to my head.

Lawyer: Okay. And what did you say?
Deen: Well, I don’t remember, but the gun was dancing all around my temple … I didn’t — I didn’t feel real favorable towards him.

Lawyer: Okay. Well, did you use the N-word to him as he pointed a gun in your head at your face?
Deen: Absolutely not.

Lawyer: Well, then, when did you use it?
Deen: Probably in telling my husband.

Lawyer: Okay. Have you used it since then?
Deen: I’m sure I have, but it’s been a very long time.

Lawyer: Can you remember the context in which you have used the N-word?
Deen: No.

Lawyer: Has it occurred with sufficient frequency that you cannot recall all of the various context in which you’ve used it?
Deen: No, no.

Lawyer: Well, then tell me the other context in which you’ve used the N-word?
Deen: I don’t know, maybe in repeating something that was said to me.

Lawyer: Like a joke?
Deen: No, probably a conversation between blacks. I don’t — I don’t know. But that’s just not a word that we use as time has gone on. Things have changed since the ’60s in the south. And my children and my brother object to that word being used in any cruel or mean behavior. As well as I do.

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