Black men are continuing to be picked on and put down by the white man. Two young black men trying to live their lives with happiness and respect had their lives brutally taken at the same age, but around 60 years apart. The world says it’s getting better, changing for the best? I beg to differ. Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin and Donald Trump are part of the never ending cycle of power, and hurting and putting down the young and the oppressed.The black men in the world, young black men Emmett Till, 14, Trayvon Martin, 17, are just another “hashtag” until we do something about it. Emmett Till was brutally killed in 1955 and while many say that there has been racial progress, this is clearly untrue because Trayvon Martin also did not receive justice after being killed almost 60 years later and our new president Donald Trump does nothing to stop these deaths from accumulating.
Emmett Till was a 14-year-old boy that had his life taken for only the fact of vengeance. People will even try to lie or do whatever they can to stay the oppressor.Emmett Till was a young man trying to get bubble gum from a local store in Mississippi when “ on august 24th 1955” Till was accused of whistling at a white store clerk and four days later he was abducted by the clerk’s husband and friend. They beat and tortured him. His body was found in the Tallahatchie River. The reports of Emmett Till differ from him whistling at the woman or grabbing her ferociously. Emmett was dared to ask the white woman for a date. But when he went inside the store no one besides the store clerk and Emmett were there. So the people just went off of what the white woman said and that got a little boy killed. The woman that was allegedly handled sexually by Emmett Till finally spoke up a few weeks ago and said that was a lie. Perez-Pena, of the New York Times, writes, ”The woman, Carolyn Bryant Donham, spoke to Timothy B. Tyson, a Duke University professor — possibly the only interview she has given to a historian or journalist since shortly after the episode — who has written a book, “The Blood of Emmett Till,” to be published next week.In it, he wrote that she said of her long-ago allegations that Emmett grabbed her and was menacing and sexually crude toward her, “that part is not true.” White men and white women will do whatever they can to keep the black men down no matter how dumb and how much they have to lie in order to do those things because they can’t see the things that they are doing to hurt the young black boys that they are accusing.The Emmett Till killers were prosecuted but never found guilty. A few years later they said that they killed Emmett Till, the authorities did nothing about it.The Chicago tribune notes “Roy Bryant, left, and John W. Milam during their trial in Sumner, Miss., Sept. 23, 1955. Acquitted by an all-white jury, the two men would eventually admit to the murder of Emmett Till after being paid for their story by Look magazine”.Emmett Till’s killers already knew that they wouldn’t get caught or in trouble because the white man didn’t want to see the black people happy whatsoever. Emmett Till’s body when he was back with his mom after being dead was so bad the only way for them to i.d him was with the ring that he always wore. People are so evil and disgusting that they can bare to watch that boy get beaten like that. This shows how the death of Emmett Till was just a fact of destruction that the world was going to continue to spiral down without trying to do something. Nobody cared for any race than themselves but then again they don’t even care about their own race they would be ok with stepping on anyone they need to in order to get ahead.
The young 17- year old boy that was shot and killed should have gotten his justice by putting his killer behind bars but the white man would rather have a guilty racist man be free than a non guilty black boy. The people that were part of the Trayvon Martin case were all at fault for Trayvon’s body not being at rest. They were born like that and don’t know how to do the right thing for a race that they were taught to hate when it really mattered. Zimmerman wasn’t raised to hate black people but he wanted to live his life being accepted by the white man and even if that means killing black boys that’s what he will do.One of the jurors from the Trayvon Martin case juror B29 stepped forward and voiced her wrongs of saying not guilty for the killer of Trayvon martin. “You can’t put the man in jail even though in our hearts we felt he was guilty,” said the woman who was identified only as Juror B29 during the trial. This shows the truth on how Zimmerman was able to sneak his way through life. And he didn’t deserve the verdict he got. After the release of Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict the jurors have voiced their thoughts before making that horrible decision. The jurors initial reactions were to have Zimmerman tried for 2nd degree murder. Then they ended up leaving him free. How does that happen? Even if the jury knew what was right they couldn’t go against their background of how they were taught.Wills Robinson of dailymail.com states “Days after retweeting an image of Trayvon Martin’s corpse, Zimmerman went on a depraved Twitter tirade Monday afternoon, spewing racist rants and boasting about “mocking all you trolls.” Even when people do wrongs to others they still can’t accept that they were lucky to not get consequences, they have to continue to add insult to the injuries they caused because they think they are better. Trayvon Martin was just trying to live his life when a racist and horrible man chose to weigh Trayvon Martin’s life in his hands. But the people that could have put Trayvon Martin’s body at peace let the horrible man win and now he is spreading hate all around the world about people that are within Trayvon’s Martin’s ethnicity, my ethnicity. Also he is gloating about how he killed a young black boy.
Donald J. Trump wants to make the world worse by making america “great again” he says. Well that would just mean a way worse life for black people. The first presidential debate had Trump speaking on how they need the stop and frisk rule. Jacob Pramuk of CNBC wrote on how Donald trump speaks about the stop and frisk.“The Republican presidential nominee again touted the effectiveness of stop-and-frisk, which has been ruled unconstitutional, saying it would help to take guns away from criminals”. Now the president of the united states wants to put in the LAW the rule that took Trayvon martins life. He is giving that power to a lot of people and when they kill black boys in hoods it won’t even go in front of a court because that’s their right as citizens.Donald trump says “Donald Trump starts painting a picture of inner cities as places where people cannot “walk down the street” without getting shot”. this proves my topic because it shows that Donald Trump watches too many movies and has never walked down that kind of street. Not only that but he is putting all of the black people in the world in a box like they are only able to be killers. President Trump was talking about the protesters of the Dylan Roof shooting and he chose to say racist comments about black people. “THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS RACISM ANYMORE. WE’VE HAD A BLACK PRESIDENT SO IT’S NOT A QUESTION ANYMORE. ARE THEY SAYING BLACK LIVES SHOULD MATTER MORE THAN WHITE LIVES OR ASIAN LIVES? IF BLACK LIVES MATTER, THEN GO BACK TO AFRICA? WE’LL SEE HOW MUCH THEY MATTER THERE.” He is not only getting really defensive for white people and not even trying to understand what the real reason for the black lives matter movement is for. then he speaks on where black people are from without him actually knowing where we are from. Donald Trump is the beginning of the end for black people and that is not a very good thing to say but it’s true. This is how black people’s lives have been for such a long time it puts all the black people at a disadvantage.
The corporate white man having all this power trying to keep the black men and women oppressed. My president as of today a white man that got elected because the people voting for him didn’t even think about horrible things he is going to do to the United States. They were upset, in rage that the United States had a black president for 8 years. Trump’s whole campaign is about making america great AGAIN. Key word AGAIN the united states was never great. Unless he’s referring to the “greatness” of how Emmett Till was beaten and abducted for smiling at a white women. Or is he referring to how Trayvon Martin was killed for wearing a hood over his head while eating his skittles and a neighborhood watch security man tried to follow him to his home until Trayvon started running from him and the man made an executive decision to take a life. But you would think at least George Zimmerman went to jail but he didn’t he was tried in trial in front of a all white jury in Staten Island which was at that time 95% white. If trump is referring to that great america then we have a big problem on our hands. Police officers were already killing black men for trying to pull out their ids from their wallets when being pulled over or being choked to death for asking the police officer why he was being arrested.Or simply just smiling at a white woman. Being tortured until a 14 year old child said that white men are better but he didn’t and he was shot straight in the forehead. His heartbroken mother days later found her son’s body in a river. She held a open casket funeral for the people to see what was done to him. #RESTINPEACE #BLACKLIVESMATTER #ICANTBREATHE all of those hashtags will continue to grow and grow. The white man doesn’t care at all and if black people think for one second that their lives will be full of happiness and fulfillment, they need to think again. How can we be on top or even happy when even during the time we had a man in office that tried to help black people, there were so many killings of black men? Including Trayvon Martin. We NEED to do something to stop this destruction or life for black people will be like walking everyday looking around and wondering if this is the day that their lives will be taken. I even think is this the day. Even black police officers don’t want to be totally fair to the black people. They are scared to even look like they care for Black people because they know if they do the white man will look at them like every other Black person they choose to kill. Let’s change the world make it better. Let’s be fair and live with equal opportunity for all, that’s what we want and what’s what we need and will fight for.