Trayvon Martin, the teen shot and killed in 2012 during a fight with a neighborhood watch member, is being honored posthumously by Providence College.
Ignoring the absolute dearth of evidence indicating his alleged killer – also a minority – was motivated in any way by race, the college announced the creation of the Trayvon Martin Award for Social Justice.
According to the school, one student and one staff member will receive the award for a perceived dedication to fighting racism.
Zimmerman has always maintained he acted in self-defense, and this award was created before the facts of the case had been presented at trial.
None of that mattered to Dr. Julia Jordan-Zachery, who spearheaded the award project.
She has often referenced the Trayvon Martin case on social media and in weblog postings and said in a recent interview she has no doubt racism was behind the murder.
According to Jordan-Zachery, “some people are not consciously aware of what they’re doing, but they’re responding to narratives around race,” adding that “while I can’t speak explicitly for Zimmerman, I would guess that this was racially motivated.”
This woman has the uncanny ability – one found exclusively among leftists – to find racism where there is no indication of its existence.
Such race-centered illogical ideology is responsible for stoking the hostility it ostensibly seeks to combat. Automatically assuming minorities are victims of white oppression and hate serves only to make the vast majority of decent, moral Caucasians skeptical of these race-baiters’ true intentions.
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