Trayvon Martin and the Nativity?


“What do baby Jesus and Trayvon Martin have in common?  Violence.  ”Jesus was born into a state of total vulnerability as an innocent unarmed child during a time of great violence much like Trayvon Martin… As a result, the original Christmas was a time of great grief and agony for many children and parents,” reads the sign posted near the artist John Zachary’s nativity scene.”

Trayvon Martin was shot through the heart

Trayvon Martin’s sweatshirt.  Source CNN


Community Village‘s insight:


I had tweeted that Trayvon Martin is our contemporary Jesus. Trayvon’s blood stained sweatshirt in the form of a cross with the bullet hole through the heart area is a powerful symbol of the war on Black and Brown youth, which is sold to U.S. culture as “getting tough on crime” and waging a “war on drugs”.

Trayvon Martin is a powerful symbol of Black and Brown youth being seen as criminals; being seen as guilty and stalked or stopped-n-frisked wherever they stand and wherever they walk. At what pace can a Black or Brown youth walk and not been seen as guilty?



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