George Zimmerman’s computer was searched in hopes of finding motive and reason of the shooting of teenager, Trayvon Martin and what they found makes me laugh the most disgusting cackle I’ve ever relinquished from my system. A number of gay Black porn sites were found on his computer.
All jokes aside, no wonder he was so obsessed with the idea of ‘thugs’ running the neighbor he lived in. If you’ve ever watched Black gay porn you will realize how heavily the play up the ‘thug’ stereotype of Black men. In these porns you are bound to see anything from a hoodie or a fitted cap or both (at least in the first scene).
The porn industry has ALWAYS played on stereotypes of oppressed peoples to make their films. They take everything that isn’t cis hetero white male + cis hetero white female and put it in the “fetish” category:
You like to watch Black people (hetero) fuckin? Oh that’s the Black fetish.
Interracial? Interracial fetish.
Gay? Gay fetish.
Polygamy? Group/Orgy fetish.
Trans? [TW: T word] Tranny fetish.
and you want to see Black gay guys fuckin? Oh that’s in the Gay Thug Fetish.
The list goes on, some more dehumanizing than others but all together offensive. It’s no wonder that if this dude Zimmerman was watching “Taggaz.com, CocoDorm.com, and Thugboy.com” then he was definitely feeding into these disgusting stereotypes of Black men: we’re violent, abusive, and overtly aggressive. Of course he thought Trayvon was a thug. He saw the hoodie that he so morbidly fantasizes over and instantly remembered that the hoodie + the Black body = danger and violence.
I’m not blaming porn and I am NOT taking any blame off Zimmerman but I am just reminding everyone that in our countries social
(and political)systems are racist. The white supremacy is so heavily engraved into almost every aspects of our lives. It is no shock that the -not so hidden- genocide on Black bodies is reaching a war-like body count.
[And if ANYONE comes at me with “but Zimmerman’s not white” even though he is CLEARLY a major fan of whiteness then you will be added to my list of people that if I had 3 wishes, 1 would be spent on “I wish these people didn’t exist.”]
Two NYPD officers who pleaded guilty to dumping a teenager half-naked near a Staten Island swamp, but avoided significant punishment, have agreed to pay $5,000 each in reparations.
In 2007, officers Thomas Elliassen and Richard Danese had suspected Rayshawn Moreno, who was 14-years old at the time, of throwing eggs at passing cars on Halloween night and placed him into their patrol car.
They then drove to a swamp in Staten Island where they stripped Moreno of his shirt and shoes, demanding he lie facedown on a deserted roadway. Elliassen and Danese proceeded to kick the teenager and eventually left him stranded.
The victim was forced to walk a mile alongside railroad tracks to finally receive help.
Prosecutors say the officers also hurled racial slurs at Moreno, who is black, during the abuse.
The officers pleaded guilty, but escaped jail because Moreno refused to testify in court. Instead, Elliassen and Danese’s felony charges were relegated to violations and they were assigned to modified duty.
The Daily News reports that since the horrific incident, Moreno has been arrested eight times for a range of criminal activities including robbery, drugs, and weapons possession.
This is an outrage.
All throughout our school education, K-12 in most places, we are taught this idea of ‘discovery and exploration.’ People like Columbus, Cortez, and Magellan all come to mind when we think of this idea of ‘exploration’. When in reality we won’t realize that this is a white supremacist way of thinking, when we assign the idea that all other countries were ‘discovered’ only when white people came and found them, we disenfranchise an entire culture. You cannot discover something that is already completely inhabited.
Just because a culture does not subscribe to your idea of: white, Christian, male dominated that does NOT mean that their culture can be written off as exotic and undiscovered. You didn’t discover anything, just because a white person has never heard of something or the Church has never heard of something does not mean it hasn’t been ‘discovered.’ The people in these cultures are not commodities to be used as trophies of your exploration. They are people, and when we erase their culture and history to everything after white people ‘discovered’ them we are committing yet another travesty.
White people did not discover anything, we use the idea of discovery to support ownership and enslavement. Stop this idea of white people discovering the world. They DIDN’T