I’m voting for the President because he takes me seriously. I’m twenty-one years old, and I have a voice and a vote and I refuse to be patronized. And even though I don’t have thousands of dollars to donate to his campaign, I know that the President has my back. How great is it that I live in a country where I feel like my President isn’t out to get me? That’s why I’m proud to be an Obama supporter.
So we know that the cop who investigated the Trayvon Martin murder has a history of racial problems. We know that one of the cops changed a witness’s testimony. We know that Zimmerman fired a warning shot and Martin begged for his life. We know that the police lied about Zimmerman’s criminal record. We know that Zimmerman has a history of being a self-appointed vigilante. And most importantly, we know that Martin was unarmed and could never pose a credible threat to a man who had 100 pounds and a gun on him.
And yet, the police think it was self-defense.
This is not an isolated case; this is what institutionalized racism looks like.