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Monday, 15 July 2013

KOLA BOOF'S THOUGHTS ON THE TRAVYN MARTIN'S VERDICT


Kola Boof says she was so affected by the trial of George Zimmerman that she had to see her shrink. On the day of the verdict she was so devastated that she published the following in her website...Enjoy

Dear Black America,

I am so devastated by the Trayvon Martin verdict that I can't do Twitter or Facebook at this time. I hope you will
read and pass around this rather crude letter explaining exactly what I feel right now.

You are the stolen African people who saved my life by adopting and raising me. I love you so deeply...you could never possibly know how much.

I don't know how you (African-Americans) survived in this country psychologically 400 years...I don't think I could do it.

Dogs in the Michael Vick trial were rated higher
life forms than Trayvon Martin...and a Black man (Vick)
did prison time for killing those dogs. Yet racist asswipe George Zimmerman will do ZERO time for taking 17 year old Trayvon's innocent life.

As many of you know, I had to go into therapy this week because I am so distraught and irritated by the murder and treatment of Trayvon Martin and by all the black boys and black girls who have been unjustly murdered in the same manner as he was. I have never gotten over the murder of Latasha Harlins, she is my Emmett Till.
And more recently Aiyana Jones, Rakia Boyd and Oscar Grant and the names of many others fill me with
disillusion and confusion.


I am devastated because the murder of Trayvon Martin...and the racist-inhumane aquittal of the blatantly racist Latino 'Good 'Ol Boy' George Zimmerman only stands to remind us GLOBALLY that Other Humans have never placed value on African lives.


Certainly not all Whites are racist and not all whites
support this verdict--Prosecutor John Guy proved that with his passionate agency for Trayvon Martin. But at
the end of the day...it might as well be....all whites. Because our suffering and status as Black people is still the same. And my 2 sons fear for their lives wherever
they go, not just because they see how paranoid I have become...but because literally every week there's another example of the White dominated U.S. Judicial system failing to protect or fairly judge the straits of a Black life.


Marissa Alexander (who got 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot to scare off her abusive husband but did not kill or injure anyone)....is the most shocking example
of how unfairly the racist U.S. Judicial system treats Blacks. Add to that VOTING RIGHTS being taken away and so many other examples.


At this moment I am taken back to racist Arabs in Sudan and watching my birth parents murdered in front of me when I was six (*murdered because my Arab Muslim father who had purchased my birth mother Jiddi...publicly opposed slavery in Sudan, the building of Lake Nuba and the methods of Neimri cutting down trees). To this day, 4 million Africans are enslaved in the Arab nations...exported mostly from Sudan and Mauritania and no one cares. If I bring it up I'm accused of being an Islamophobe despite the fact I was born Sunni Muslim and know first hand of what evils I am speaking. But no--you can't question Arab Islam in
White Liberal U.S.A.


This is why I refuse to call myself a "person of color."I wish Black Americans would stop this insane belief that
anyone with a smidgeon of color (aka George Zimmerman) is automatically in the same boat as our ally.
Quite frankly, there are even Mulattoes who are not in the same boat with us--some are, some aren't. But this whole
idea of SOLIDARITY based on being brown is total camel shit!



Arabs, Latinos, the Foon (Asians) and other Mixed race
groups are "People of Color"....and they place the Black struggle at the back of the bus time and time again. I've
seen Arab, Asian & Latino sisters refer to The Helix (nappy hair) as ugly and a curse...rather than what it is
....the Proof & the Crown of the African races. Theseso called brothers and sisters see Blackness as inferior,
less human and place less value on our humanity just like Whites do. So we're fools to keep trying to claim all these
'friends' when the fact is...Black people have never had any real true friends and can barely trust other Africans.

So this is why I told you Black Americans, I am not a Woman of Color...I am a Black woman. Maybe now you understand why.

And to you Black men who (like trifling idiots) keep claiming that White Women are superior to Black women
---and that women who look like your mothers are the
lowest things in creation---this is exactly what you deserve. Your "White Queen Savior" (eye roll) really showed up for your asses today. Just like Paula Deen
and Susan Smith, they know how to treat you niggerstock!

Charles Ramsey saved the lives of 3 "pretty white girls" and they got on national t.v.and thanked everybody for their freedom....but him, the man who saved them.



You Black MALE motherfuckers are in worse trouble than
you realize now that you've told the entire world that your
Black mother's womb is inferior to every other race of women on earth...based on degree of darkness and nappy hair.

Some Black man sent me an email complaining that Halle Berry is marrying a white man this weekend...that me & women like her have betrayed the black man....and that he's seeing more and more Black women marrying white men.


Other Black men have bitterly attacked me for marrying a White man...but let it be known...that's your goddamn fault that me, Halle, Naomi, Diana, Iman and so many are with White men.


Black women didn't want these fucking White men. But you fixed it to where...what else can we do? And I hope these Black American women soon wake up and stop babying and coddling your asses too. Because they certainly deserve to atleast be judged by the 'content of their character' by Black men...and not stereotyped and dehumanized by the Black Man in the same manner that White society stereotypes and dehumanizes us all.

I'm an Egyptian-Sudanese woman from Nilotic stock--you really thought I would sit alone waiting for your selfish smug asses? No. I love my White Jewish husband. He gives me what I need in every way. And it's not because I rejected Black men. It was Black men who rejected me by trying to exploit me, an African mother, "for sex"...with no ring. They bring up Osama Bin Laden...but leave out the fact Somi kidnapped and raped me. Notice my Black boyfriend in 1996 did not protect me from Somi. He left the restaurant on Osama's orders and never looked back. Leaving me to that fate. Fuck Djimon and all my recent boyfriends.

I lived in U.S.A. on and off 30 years and I really find Black American Men (not all, but most) to be traitorous lying double-standard thinking sexist assholes. They hate the
Black woman for making them black; hate her because her womb produces black babies--but they make up lies and excuses, 'other reasons' as to why they can't affirm
their own reflection.

You want to see a REAL "nasty attitude"---go to the Post Office or supermarket here in Southern California and see these Fat White Wives treating their Black husbands like Tobey from "Roots." But Black men loveFAT long as it's white, love a feminist as long as she White, love a nasty attitude and golddigging HO as long as she's White.


So let this trial be another reminder of what Black men have to look forward to since they didn't stay and raise their own daughters to be the women they needed like they should have in the first goddamn place.

Rachel, the pretty Haitian girl from the trial, said that Trayvon Martin was a different breed of Black man. He accepted her as a friend, adored her and never made fun of or disrespected her like the majority of Black males in her community did.

I have Black men friends (Posr, Dumi Lewis) who are like
that and I'm so grateful that we have a few. Watching the trial, it struck me what a great person Trayvon was and how loving and giving he was to his community and his family.



He didn't deserve to be shot down like an animal and he especially did not deserve this verdict...which basically says his life was less valuable than the dogs Michael Vick went to prison for killing.

This trial is one of but many bitter reminders that NOTHING has changed for Blacks in the world. We have been placated and our faces have been grinned in. But we are still not seen as equal human beings.

I love you Black America...and I, as an African woman, am reminded by this verdict just what the tip of the iceberg has been for you...and I honestly don't know how you survived 400 years of this with your minds almost intact.

Many people keep Tweeting & Facebooking me for a
statement on this trial and I'm just too devastated to be
online right now.


But I'm here to say that you're the Best human beings in America, the most beautiful...and the most magical (because your hearts are broken). I'm so grateful that you adopted me and saved my life. I'm so proud of who you
are Black American people.

tima usrah
(through fire comes the family)

KOLA BOOF(Naima Bint Harith)

10 comments:

Toinlicious said...

#deepsigh

William J Green said...

What may be particularly hard for Blacks today is the fact that throughout history many grave injustices & travesties of justice have been perpetrated against Blacks (Medgar Evers & Emmett Till among many others), but July 13, 2013 was NOT one of them.

Trayvon Martin was not in the class of Medgar and Emmett. The jury justly returned the proper verdict by applying the law AS IT IS WRITTEN.

You can argue against Justifiable Homicide laws, including Self-Defense, but you can NOT accuse the jury operating within our Justice System of getting the verdict wrong according to existing Florida Law which is the ONLY law under which George Zimmerman was justly tried and ACQUITTED.

Anonymous said...

If Trayvon had succeeded in cracking Zimmerman's skull, HE WOULD HAVE BEEN TRIED AS GUESS WHAT? THAT'S RIGHT, AN ADULT! Al Sharpton's rant "our black children" is BS. Hey big al tell your black children that you can't beat the shit out of people just because you don't like them looking at you. Start right there ass holes!

J.A.M said...

Besides the prosecution teams colossal failure, they literally were getting hammered in court by the defense team (daily), in my view, the second degree murder charge was beyond reach, it was non-achievable in court, a stretch for the circumstances surrounding this case and in having the jury agreeing to a second degree murder charge proved to be a monumental mistake. Due to the nature of this trial being such a high profile case, and the politics associated with race, discrimination, the culture of the South and civil rights in America (such a hot-button topic), it may have been that behind the scenes, somewhere within the Floridian State judiciary system, someone wanted the charge pre-established to second degree murder, knowing that it would have been non-achievable by the jury. The primary charge, should have been pre-established to manslaughter from the very beginning!

Phillips said...

The jury relied on evidence not available to us, so justice was served.

Amanda said...

The lesson here is clear: in America, walking home while black is clearly a greater crime than killing an unarmed black teenager.

Anonymous said...

Our justice system is supposed to be biased toward innocence. I feel it is better that guilty people go free rather than convicting the innocent. It does not always work, but in this case the jury seemed to have reasonable doubts. While I have no doubt that if Martin were white and Zimmerman black, there would have been a conviction. I'm also proud that so many of European background are upset about the outcome of this trial. It says a lot about how far we have come in America.

Anonymous said...

Let it be noted that on this day, Saturday 13 July 2013, it was still deemed legal in the US to chase and then shoot dead an unarmed young black man on his way home from the store because you didn’t like the look of him.

The killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last year was tragic. But in the age of Obama the acquittal of George Zimmerman offers at least that clarity. For the salient facts in this case were not in dispute. On 26 February 2012 Martin was on his way home, minding his own business armed only with a can of iced tea and a bag of Skittles. Zimmerman pursued him, armed with a 9mm handgun, believing him to be a criminal. Martin resisted. They fought. Zimmerman shot him dead.

Who screamed. Who was stronger. Who called whom what and when and why are all details to warm the heart of a cable news producer with 24 hours to fill. Strip them all away and the truth remains that Martin’s heart would still be beating if Zimmerman had not chased him down and shot him.

There is no doubt about who the aggressor was here. The only reason the two interacted at all, physically or otherwise, is that Zimmerman believed it was his civic duty to apprehend an innocent teenager who caused suspicion by his existence alone.

Appeals for calm in the wake of such a verdict raise the question of what calm there can possibly be in a place where such a verdict is possible. Parents of black boys are not likely to feel calm. Partners of black men are not likely to feel calm. Children with black fathers are not likely to feel calm. Those who now fear violent social disorder must ask themselves whose interests are served by a violent social order in which young black men can be thus slain and discarded.

But while the acquittal was shameful it was not a shock. It took more than six weeks after Martin’s death for Zimmerman to be arrested and only then after massive pressure both nationally and locally. Those who dismissed this as a political trial (a peculiar accusation in the summer of Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden) should bear in mind that it was politics that made this case controversial.

Charging Zimmerman should have been a no-brainer. He was not initially charged because Florida has a “stand your ground” law whereby deadly force is permitted if the person “reasonably believes” it is necessary to protect their own life, the life of another or to prevent a forcible felony.

Since it was Zimmerman who stalked Martin, the question remains: what ground is a young black man entitled to and on what grounds may he defend himself? What version of events is there for that night in which Martin gets away with his life? Or is it open season on black boys after dark?

Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict will be contested for years to come. But he passed judgement on Trayvon that night summarily.

“Fucking punks,” Zimmerman told the police dispatcher that night. “These assholes. They always get away.”
So true it’s painful. And so predictable it hurts.

Anonymous said...

David Simon — co-creator of The Wire, has written his reaction to the George Zimmerman verdict.

“You can stand your ground if you’re white, and you can use a gun to do it. But if you stand your ground with your fists and you’re black, you’re dead,” Simon notes. “In the state of Florida, the season on African-Americans now runs year round. Come one, come all. And bring a handgun.” He continues:

“If I were a person of color in Florida, I would pick up a brick and start walking toward that courthouse in Sanford. Those that do not, those that hold the pain and betrayal inside and somehow manage to resist violence — these citizens are testament to a stoic tolerance that is more than the rest of us deserve. I confess, their patience and patriotism is well beyond my own … Tonight, anyone who truly understands what justice is and what it requires of a society is ashamed to call himself an American.“

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