500 march for Trayvon Martin in Columbus

500 march for Trayvon Martin in Columbus

There are 403 comments on the The Columbus Dispatch story from Mar 26, 2012, titled 500 march for Trayvon Martin in Columbus. In it, The Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Israel Tolbert, 5, holds a sign while riding on the shoulders of his mother, Tyann Craig, during a demonstration in Columbus to honor 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was shot and killed by a crime-watch volunteer in Sanford, Fla.

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“Accept No Substitutes”

Since: Oct 11

Marengo, OH

#2 Mar 26, 2012
No mention of Coleman. Was he actually smarter than Obama by avoiding this?

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#4 Mar 27, 2012


Demonstrators marched through downtown LA last night chanting the threat from the last LA race riots….
no justice, no peace…..
What do you think will happen when they do not get what they consider justice?
George Zimmerman Hilliard

Columbus, OH

#5 Mar 27, 2012
A young black man held a sign with a checklist:“Hoodie, Skittles, Ice Tea, Black. Am I next?"
Answer: Yes! And the only qualification needed is the last one.

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#6 Mar 27, 2012
6was9 wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =j8B2Maad1ZUXX
Demonstrators marched through downtown LA last night chanting the threat from the last LA race riots….
no justice, no peace…..
What do you think will happen when they do not get what they consider justice?
I don't even want to imagine what is going to happen, too scary. This is getting out of control.
My Turn

New York, NY

#7 Mar 27, 2012
Didn't this incident take place in Florida?Prancing around Columbus with signs, hoodies and Skittles. I am sure that will produce some measureable results.
I am thinking

Columbus, OH

#8 Mar 27, 2012
I have three questions and a comment....

Have Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson EVER had real jobs?

Do people doing this "rallying" have jobs?

Are people so stupid that they don't realize that Trayvon is NOT 12 years old anymore, but rather was a 17 year old over 6' tall, and is far from innocent?

My comment..... Media wants to keep the African-Americans riled up so they will be more likely to rally at the polls and vote Obama - it's all about the presidential race and making sure the black population votes for Obama to support their race. QUIT BEING MEDIA PUPPETS PEOPLE!!!
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#9 Mar 27, 2012
The case has new evidence.

Headline to read later..........

wackjob superhero shoots hood dead in Florida.

Now on to the top story.

Obama claims Bush told wackjob to act out against crime.
I am Ghetto

Delaware, OH

#11 Mar 27, 2012
Marching for Trayvon,
Wearing my hoodie,
Marching up Broad Street,
Oh my goodie.

March, march,
No justice, no peace,
March, March,
Skittles are a feast!

“Don't trust the internet!”

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#12 Mar 27, 2012
I am thinking wrote:
I have three questions and a comment....
Have Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson EVER had real jobs?
Do people doing this "rallying" have jobs?
Are people so stupid that they don't realize that Trayvon is NOT 12 years old anymore, but rather was a 17 year old over 6' tall, and is far from innocent?
My comment..... Media wants to keep the African-Americans riled up so they will be more likely to rally at the polls and vote Obama - it's all about the presidential race and making sure the black population votes for Obama to support their race. QUIT BEING MEDIA PUPPETS PEOPLE!!!
The rally started at 7 PM last evening--after work for most people.

Size and age are irrelevant given that there has not yet been anything but the word of the shooter to indicate that Trayvon committed any crime against Zimmerman or his neighborhood.

Nobody wants this to be about race, but can you imagine if a white kid from Upper Arlington, Canal Winchester or Powell was gunned down by a black man while he walked through the 'hood to a friend's house--and the black man tried to claim that he used force because he felt that his life was in danger--can you possibly imagine that man and his gun going home that night? Can you imagine him still not charged after a month? Can you imagine there would be no cry for justice?

How much difference would it make if the kid played football? Had been suspended from school? If his parents were divorced? Would anyone be saying that he deserved what he got because he had a bad attitude towards authority?

Race is a lens that colors all our impressions, whether we like it or not. We can look at this case as an opportunity to sort through our biases, or we can line up and take sides.

“Accept No Substitutes”

Since: Oct 11

Marengo, OH

#13 Mar 27, 2012
FKA Reader wrote:
<quoted text>
The rally started at 7 PM last evening--after work for most people.
Size and age are irrelevant given that there has not yet been anything but the word of the shooter to indicate that Trayvon committed any crime against Zimmerman or his neighborhood.
Nobody wants this to be about race, but can you imagine if a white kid from Upper Arlington, Canal Winchester or Powell was gunned down by a black man while he walked through the 'hood to a friend's house--and the black man tried to claim that he used force because he felt that his life was in danger--can you possibly imagine that man and his gun going home that night? Can you imagine him still not charged after a month? Can you imagine there would be no cry for justice?
How much difference would it make if the kid played football? Had been suspended from school? If his parents were divorced? Would anyone be saying that he deserved what he got because he had a bad attitude towards authority?
Race is a lens that colors all our impressions, whether we like it or not. We can look at this case as an opportunity to sort through our biases, or we can line up and take sides.
After 50 years of giving, giving and giving to blacks and seeing their behavior in return, we have no choice but to take sides.

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#14 Mar 27, 2012
FKA Reader wrote:
<quoted text>
Nobody wants this to be about race, but can you imagine if a white kid from Upper Arlington, Canal Winchester or Powell was gunned down by a black man while he walked through the 'hood to a friend's house--and the black man tried to claim that he used force because he felt that his life was in danger--can you possibly imagine that man and his gun going home that night? Can you imagine him still not charged after a month? Can you imagine there would be no cry for justice?
How much difference would it make if the kid played football? Had been suspended from school? If his parents were divorced? Would anyone be saying that he deserved what he got because he had a bad attitude towards authority?
Race is a lens that colors all our impressions, whether we like it or not. We can look at this case as an opportunity to sort through our biases, or we can line up and take sides.
My son will be 18 yo in June, so he is currently a minor. His clothes are purchased with my money, therefore I have a say. Where he goes, in the car that we purchased for him, I have a say. If he felt he was being threatened, he wouldn't be on his cell phone to his girlfriend, he'd call me or his Dad for advice as to what to do. When he goes to college and is 18, I have no control and can only hope I gave him the skill set that he can continue to become a productive adult. He has a job, money goes in a savings account. He doesn't touch that money unless he consults me or his Dad.

Not knocking clothing fads or parenting skills of Trayvon's parents. Every child is different. You keep bringing up all these variables; reflect on the variables that are continually brought up, clothes, divorce, race.

I have no biases other than God helps those that help themselves, if you don't phooey to you. You keep perpetuating the bias. You are no better than those that post Zimmerman is right, bar none. You're posts continually reflect; he's black he gets a pass and he's automatically right.

You're no better than those you're trying to prove wrong.
Black on Black violence

Delaware, OH

#17 Mar 27, 2012
Trayvon Martin is Willie Horton, is Rodney King, and is Oscar Grant. They are all Black Men who were hostile to authority and were punished. Blacks need to change their world view and take responsibility for their actions, remember that 12% of the population (Blacks) commits 52% of the murders.

Given those statistics there is reason to "fear the hoodie."
Collins44

Delaware, OH

#19 Mar 27, 2012
hey now wrote:
<quoted text>Or we can take the lead of the president and make it about stoking racial animosities, class resentment, and ultimately ignite a racial civil war. Has the scumbag denounced the black panthers' bounty?
It's good for Obama to have the Black Mob fired up over Trayvon so they will forget that Black Teen unemployment is 40%. Wearing hoodies, drinking tea and eating skittles allow them to feel good about themselves and to blame others for their own social and cultural pathologies.
Hoodies Skittles Tea

Delaware, OH

#21 Mar 27, 2012
Readers husband wrote:
<quoted text>Especially hoodies carrying skittles!Skittles are very dangerous.Trayvon got what was coming to him.LONG LIVE ZIMMERMAN!
FKA Reader, you need to listen to your husband!
Uncle Remus

Delaware, OH

#22 Mar 27, 2012
Quote: Marchers carried cans of iced tea and bags of Skittles, what Martin was carrying when a neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, a white Latino, shot and killed Martin, who was black, in Sanford, Fla., Feb. 26

A young black man held a sign with a checklist:“Hoodie, Skittles, Ice Tea, Black. Am I next?"

Response:

The skittles and Ice tea are irrelevant, however a hoodies can be considered "gangsta" especially when combined with saggy pants that expose your buttocks &/or underwear. You only get one chance to make a first impression. Combine that with Ebonic names and you see why unemployment is 40% for Black "youth".
UNCF

Delaware, OH

#24 Mar 27, 2012
FKA Reader wrote:
<quoted text>
The rally started at 7 PM last evening--after work for most people.
Size and age are irrelevant given that there has not yet been anything but the word of the shooter to indicate that Trayvon committed any crime against Zimmerman or his neighborhood.
Nobody wants this to be about race, but can you imagine if a white kid from Upper Arlington, Canal Winchester or Powell was gunned down by a black man while he walked through the 'hood to a friend's house--and the black man tried to claim that he used force because he felt that his life was in danger--can you possibly imagine that man and his gun going home that night? Can you imagine him still not charged after a month? Can you imagine there would be no cry for justice?
How much difference would it make if the kid played football? Had been suspended from school? If his parents were divorced? Would anyone be saying that he deserved what he got because he had a bad attitude towards authority?
Race is a lens that colors all our impressions, whether we like it or not. We can look at this case as an opportunity to sort through our biases, or we can line up and take sides.
Reader don't you know that a mind is a terrible thing to waste. Listen to your husband and please stay off topix on the subject of Trayvon.
Obama Zimmerman

Delaware, OH

#25 Mar 27, 2012
Why do Blacks consider Zimmerman to be White while Obama is considered Black? It doesn't make sense. Is “race” decided by the mob mentality?
Say no to the lynch mob

Delaware, OH

#26 Mar 28, 2012
Readers husband wrote:
<quoted text>Especially hoodies carrying skittles!Skittles are very dangerous.Trayvon got what was coming to him.LONG LIVE ZIMMERMAN!
Please get your wife under control. She needs your wisdom and insight.

“Public Unions=Public Enemies ”

Since: Aug 11

Medina, OH

#28 Mar 28, 2012
The media is out to instigate riots, perhaps when the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare, which will coincide with a White House press conference where Hussein will tell blacks to "punish their enemies"...

"They bring skittles, we bring a gun"

“Don't trust the internet!”

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#29 Mar 28, 2012
Obama Zimmerman wrote:
Why do Blacks consider Zimmerman to be White while Obama is considered Black? It doesn't make sense. Is “race” decided by the mob mentality?
Zimmerman IS white.

He is also Hispanic.

Some black people are Hispanic.

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