With all the calls to honor Trayvon Martin’s legacy with boycotts of Florida, I think racist muggers like these are honoring Trayvon Martin’s legacy in the way that he would have truly wanted.
Police say three black men beat and robbed a white man in Washington, D.C. early Saturday morning yelling, “This is for Trayvon Martin.”
Who can blame them? They were just doing what Attorney General Holder was doing, but without the press conferences.
The attack is being investigated as a hate crime, The Washington Post reported.
Police told the Post the three men approached the victim from behind while he was walking in the city’s Adams Morgan neighborhood at 1:26 a.m. Saturday.
Two of the attackers threw the victim to the ground and kicked him, before all three took his iPhone and wallet and fled.
The victim suffered minor injuries but declined treatment at the scene, CNN reported. No arrests have been made.
As Black Skin Privilege documented, there have been a chain of these “Justice for Trayvon” attacks.
The racialization of the case led to actual racial attacks, as documented in David Horowitz and John Perazzo’s Black Skin Privilege.
“In the two months following Trayvon Martin’s death, black assailants carried out at least 14 fourteen known attacks against white victims with the idea of “avenging” the fallen youth. In East Toledo, six juveniles beat a 78-year-old white man, shouting: “This is for Trayvon … Trayvon lives, white [man]. Kill that white [man]!” In Gainesville, five blacks shouting “Trayvon!” beat a 27-year-old white man, leaving his face permanently disfigured.”
Since the verdict there have been attacks on white people and Hispanics as well. Somewhere, I’m sure Trayvon is smiling up at them.