Black Youth Project: George Zimmerman 'Consumed by White Supremacy'

BYP 100, a young black activist group convened by the Black Youth Project to "mobilize communities of color beyond electoral politics" has created a "Justice for Trayvon Toolkit" booklet that covers a wide range of issues from white supremacy, the Marissa Alexander case and "stop and frisk" laws in new York.

The first page shows a graphic of a smiling Trayvon Martin, while the second page shows a raised fist holding a package of Skittles. 

The toolkit includes readings on race, gender and justice as well as action steps for readers. A good chunk of the pamphlet is fixated on white supremacy and what BYP calls "internalized racism" between Zimmerman and Martin. 

One of the descriptions of readings on witness Rachel Jeantel reads: "exploration into white supremacy and the white gaze that end up killing Trayvon ... much the same as the one that devalues Rachel Jeantel."

The toolkit explores what BYP calls "white supremacy" in virtually every aspect of the George Zimmerman trial, and deems Zimmerman "consumed by white supremacy."

"George Zimmerman is ethnically latino -- however, he has the same racial privilege as [a] white person, living in a gated community," reads the toolkit. "He has a light skin color, and he holds no Spanish name. So Zimmerman is so whitewashed, and consumed by white supremacy that is why he is white."

The toolkit includes action steps for youth organization in the community, urging readers to take the toolkit and use it for their own movements.

The pamphlet has already gathered the attention of the Dream Defenders, who have been camped out in front of Gov. Rick Scott's office for 29 days. The Dream Defenders posted a download link for the booklet on their Twitter page, which boasts over 12,000 followers. 
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Robert Riversong
11:14PM AUG 15TH 2013
Zimmerman is "consumed by white supremacy? Is that so?

George Zimmerman has a black great-grandfather and a Peruvian great grand-mother. He was raised by a half-black grandmother, shared his childhood home with two black girls, took a black date to his senior prom, had a black business partner, publicly defended a homeless black man who was assaulted by the son of a police officer, and was mentoring two black youths at the time of the shooting in Sanford.

Zimmerman identifies as Hispanic, looks Hispanic, and checked off "Hispanic" under "race" on his Florida voter registration.

If that is the face of "white supremacy" then I guess I must be the face of black power (I'm Caucasian).
Frank Furter
9:31PM AUG 15TH 2013
The BLACK YOUTH PROJECT should be focusing on the facts they generated previously and the cultural decay of the black nation. TM was just another statistic waiting to happen.

REPORT: Gun Homicide is the Leading Cause Of Death Among Black Teens
Young black males die from gun violence at a rate 2.5 times higher than Latino males, and eight times higher than white males. Gun injuries are suffered by black teens at a rate ten times higher than white teens. (Black Youth Project)
Ed
8:18PM AUG 14TH 2013
Gladys Zimmerman's grandfather was black. Her other grandparents were all Peruvian natives. George Zimmerman is only half Caucasian - which makes him exactly as Caucasian as Barack Obama.

If George Zimmerman is consumed by "white racism", then so is Barack Obama.
James Denning
3:12PM AUG 14TH 2013
Ummm... wasn't Trayvon also living in a gated community?
Robert Riversong
11:05PM AUG 15TH 2013
No. He lived in Miami.
Al
2:07PM AUG 14TH 2013
"So Zimmerman is so whitewashed" Talk about racism!
Nathan B. Forest
2:01PM AUG 14TH 2013
It seems to me like the best, most fair and judicial way for whites to atone for the evils of slavery, Jim Crow, post-VRA racism and oppression in general is through the payment of reparations to any proven and documented ancestor of a slave.

The sum of $1,000,000 dollars per person should be paid from the US Treasury to any petitioner of reparations, with the sole clause for receipt of payment being that they and their immediate family be immediately and permanently relocated back to their ancestral homelands in western African, and barred from ever returning to the United States (although why they would want to return to a racist country such as this is beyond me anyway).

We frequently hear about the glories and achievements that sub-Saharan west African peoples made prior to enslavement by each other and subsequent sale to Europeans. This is a chance for every "Nubian King and Queen" to return to their homelands and renew their connection to Mother Africa. With some walking-around money, of course. The US Treasury can print plenty more, as we've already been doing.

With this new investment of fresh blood, energy, enthusiasm and capital, I suspect it won't be long before western Africa is a global economic superpower, now that these formerly oppressed and discriminated against victims are free from the clutches of evil white men and back in their native lands, ready to spur economic development.
Mike
12:46PM AUG 14TH 2013
Pathetic. Gotta be someone else's fault, right? Just NEVER the black mans regardless of the crime.
gah
12:04PM AUG 14TH 2013
What causes the overwhelming majority of the problems plaguing blacks is the fact that the majority of them function with a below average IQ of 85, and are vastly over represented among those with IQ's in the 60's and lower. That causes school failure, unemployment, crime, and despair. White people didn't cause that, nature did.
oatka
1:21PM AUG 14TH 2013
Can't agree. It's a sub-culture more than IQ. I grew up in the '50s in the North and the blacks (then called 'colored') had a vibrant - and successful culture all their own, despite the discrimination. (I worked in the South in the '60s and couldn't wait to get out because of all the really bad racism down there.) At least they had families who struggled to improve themselves.

Then when LBJ and his "Great Society" lunacy was instituted, things started going downhill. It made breaking up families pay off as mothers with no husbands could get constantly escalating welfare. Next, they started encouraging their 13-year-old daughters to have babies and join them on the gravy train.

This resulted in kids growing up with no dad to discipline them, and in many cases, the long-suffering grandmothers taking over as momma went off the deep end as well.

Aided and abetted by the condescending liberals ("they're too dumb to take care of themselves so we have to") and given plenty of cover by a sympathetic media, the colored (oops! This month they call themselves 'black') community is swirling in the toilet. Those many blacks who are successful - you know, the ones who '"acted white" - are vilified while the garbage-mouthed rappers and violent druggies are glorified.

Until this mindset changes, we are all in for a rough time. Sadly, I see no end to it, as the Balkanization of America seems to be the goal of both major political parties.
Robert Riversong
11:08PM AUG 15TH 2013
Thank you for proving that white supremacy and ideological idiocy are still alive and well in America.
Shan
11:12AM AUG 14TH 2013
Contrary to "liberal" dogma, blacks do not have a civil right to beat to death someone just because they feel "disrespected". Although that is the belief of the racist and homophobic thug culture that Trayvon was emulating, it is not a civil right as the Trayvonista Crowd claims.

"Justice for Trayvon" was achieved when Zimmerman pulled the trigger and saved his own life seconds from being beaten to death.
Robert Riversong
11:09PM AUG 15TH 2013
If you really believe that the "racist and homophobic thug culture" is "liberal", then you are dumber than Dee Dee Jeantel.
oatka
11:06AM AUG 14TH 2013
The subtitle to this book is "How to play the victim while staying on the Plantation". These people should fall on their knees and thank God for the White Man, because without him, who would they have to blame for their failures? We all have failures, but most of us pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and say, "Boy, ain't gonna do THAT again." Not these people.

Wallowing in self pity and trying to start a race war is no way to improve your life. Do they want to forever be saying "Back to the ‘hood, ‘bro . . . where my welfair chek at?"
Mark Jessup
10:48AM AUG 14TH 2013
Oh sure, George Zimmerman is "consumed by white supremacy", which is why the guy mentored black kids, and stood up for a black man who had been beaten by cops in Sanford Florida.

It is impossible to tell the truth about Tray-Tray because as we all know, the "truth" regarding that recently departed thug is RACIST.

Got it? Truth = Racism. (at least in the case of Tray-Tray)
Kenny
1:59AM AUG 14TH 2013
Just a hint buddy. Most stupid people don't know they are stupid. How do you expect ppl to know they are prejudice/racism/bias. PPl like to think highly of themselves. If you want to really know why Zimmy got away check out this story on apleblog just search "prosecutorial fail why george zimmerman walked"
Robert Riversong
11:11PM AUG 15TH 2013
Zimmerman walked because the evidence proved his innocence.

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