ROLAND S. MARTIN: Blacks Are Tired Of Making Accommodations For Bigotry, Stereotypes (VIDEO)

Roland Martin says the Trayvon Martin case should bring social change.


  • I totally agree.

  • Vanessa Little

    Thanks Roland for standing TALL…..

  • Blame the Hoodie? GIVE ME A BREAK. It was raining …. the kid was running …..and being stalked …….and ….SORRY, but we don’t ALL use Totes umbrellas when going to the corner grocery store for a snack. Nor should we risk losing our very lives while doing so! Mr. Rivera: you should be ashamed of your inane, insensitive comments about Trayvon, and your attempts to create “excuses” for the inexcusable actions of judge-jury-and-executioner George Zimmerman (and those that would imitate him). We are becoming a society that seeks and sees threats under every rock; a frightened society that sees danger with every “other” that is not just like us;  a manipulated society with control-freaks running rampant (whether politicians or mayors or police chiefs or individuals). Power-hungry people that are only too eager to take advantage of our fears; that are only too eager to get away with anything and everything that they can, that are only too willing to deprive us of our our liberty (and sometimes our lives)…..all in the name of defending it. What a shell game. But were it only a game. For it includes the worst provisions of the Patriot Act, the police spying on innocent people, papers-please and stop&frisk gone wild, the “right” to indefinitely detain Americans without trial, and out-of-control homicidal vigilantes such as we have tragically seen here. It’s a slippery slope that ultimately leads to a police state/Orwellian mentality that is more typical of places such as China or Cuba – NOT the America that I know and love. We USED to stand proud and free, and contrasted our open society to such sorry places. Now we imitate them. Our country is better than this. Our values are better than this. WE are better than this. Don’t blame the hoodie……blame what we are becoming, and allowing, and doing as a society. As Shakespeare once said: the fault is not in our stars, but in ourselves.  For we have come to accept things that should NEVER be accepted by a freedom-loving people. It’s time… it’s way past time, to reverse course.

  • Nancy Bee

    It’s called “Blaming the Victim”……plain and simple……

  • Jburnseducator

    Zimmerman’ behavior of following Trayvon would make any teen think he is a sexual predator. What grown man follows a teen boy like that???

  • isnrblog

    Blacks are tired?? We let me tell you, white people are getting tired of blacks trying to invent hate crimes when one does not exist. Why is it worse to shoot anyone because you hate their race than it is to shoot them in the first place? I’d rather be insulted than shot.

    The black race/subculture is a drag on the American economy. For the most part blacks take more than they receive. We all know this.

    75% of black babies are born out of wedlock, 35% of the prison population is black while 13% of the general population is.

    From the FBI’s NCVS, National Crime Victimization Survey, and The Department of Justice’s UCR, Uniform Crime Reports, FBI Communication’s Division:

    Blacks are seven times more likely than people of other races to commit murder, and eight times more likely to commit robbery.

    Blacks are three times more likely to use a hand gun, and twice more likely to use a knife.

    Blacks are 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against whites then vice versa, and 136 times more likely to commit a robbery. Forty-five percent of black crime is against whites, 43 against other blacks, and 10 percent against Hispanic.

    Blacks are seven times more likely to go to prison.

    Simply put, while there are exceptional black individuals, the black race is inferior. Roland Martin is living proof.