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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Post-Racist Society? HA!

Today as I went on Instagram, my friend's latest post was a post to say happy birthday to Trayvon Martin. Under her post a random racist white man left a very negative comment about Trayvon Martin. When I went to see who this man was, I found he was a white man that made fun of hurting African American people. I was immediately disgusted and ashamed for people like him that go out of their way to continuously make life a constant mockery out of the African American race. So many people will claim that today we live in a post-racist society. If everyone would take a look around and analyze what goes on around us today, they will figure out that America is just as racist now, as they were 100 years ago. The only difference between racism then and now is that 100 years ago it was clear cut and noticeable, but today there is so much implied, institutional, and internal racism that it hard for people to grasp it and see that racism is alive and sadly growing stronger. Trayvon Martin's case is definitely not a joke, and it was a shame to wake up at 8am to see such hateful comments about an innocent African American young male that lost his life. 

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