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Watch A Preacher Succinctly Explain What Everyone Missed About The Trayvon Martin Case

Sunday, July 28, 2013

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COACHPENNY 7/31/2013 10:28AM

    I agree Fox news should be ashamed...they aren't...but they should be.

Trayvon Martin wasn't a perp and George Zimmerman wouldn't have been had he not profiled Martin.

Something happened yesterday that made me think of something else concerning race and the reasons for fear on both sides. I was teaching class in a pool that is part of a hotel complex. A group of young people (late teens, early 20s) were being loud and obnoxious during our class...trying to outshout the music, dancing wildly on the deck and mimicking what I was teaching (in a more athletic way emoticon ). At first, just annoying and later, in a much more in a disruptive manner.

I asked them if they wanted to join the class hoping to re-direct the behavior. They made snide remarks and finally they began jumping into the pool right next to the participants. At that point, I told them they had to move if they wanted to jump and splash since they had the rest of the large pool to use. We were only using a small area. They continued to be annoying but stopped the jumping and splashing to a degree. Their actions went well past silliness and into hostile behavior.

The people in the class were older and white. The young people were black. I do think that the people in the class were disturbed not only because they were being bullied by a bunch of obnoxious kids, but also I sensed a fear. Not one person said a word and the people in this class aren't wallflowers. Had they been white kids they probably would have said something even before I did.

My perception was that the young people were purposefully obnoxious and openly disdaining of the class. It made me wonder if they would have been this hostile if the class were compromised of mixed races (it is, much of the time). Did they perceive us in a negative light because of race? Or was this just a case of young against old? Making fun of us old fogies for sport.

I do know that it gave me pause and I wish that respect and co-existence were a given and not something we have to work at.

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DIHEALTHYHAPPY 7/29/2013 11:36AM

    Thanks!

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PDSLIM 7/29/2013 10:01AM

    emoticon

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SASIKHASI1 7/28/2013 9:45PM

    That's right, blame it on Fox News, gotta blame somebody other than the perps.

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WOUBBIE 7/28/2013 7:46PM

    Absolutely.

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ECONLADY 7/28/2013 7:23PM

    Thanks for sharing

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SPARKLE1908 7/28/2013 6:56PM

    Wow...that's powerful...thanks for sharing...

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