So why is THIS a dumb meme? Basically, If you are spreading it around, You basically revealing you're a racist.
How? Well, Some white people have had a hard time dealing with the fact that Trayvon Martin got a lot of publicity on his death. For once the Mainstream Media Focused on a killing of someone who wasn't a young blonde female.
To recap: Trayvon Martin was an unarmed 17-year-old teenager walking in the The Retreat at Twin Lakes gated community on the night of February 27th 2012. He was pursued by George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old man with a criminal record who ironically who participates in a neighborhood watch where Martin was temporarily staying.
Zimmerman noticed Martin walking inside the community. Zimmerman called the police to report Martin's behavior as suspicious While still on the phone with the police dispatcher, Zimmerman left his vehicle and there was a fight, which ended with Zimmerman fatally shooting Martin once in the chest at close range.
For weeks, Not much was heard about the incident. Zimmerman was NOT arrested, nor was he charged. Trayvon's father hired a lawyer to investigate and to look into 9-11 calls. It turns out that Zimmerman's account was not consistent with the 9-11 calls and attention was FINALLY given to the case and it spread throughout the social media before the MSM took it on. Upon hearing about the news most people reacted with outrage over the fact a young unarmed black kid was shot by man with a criminal record who stalked him out on a rainy evening. And because like with Henry Louis Gates, Being black means that reporters will ask our president about the incident. Because, In case you haven't noticed President Obama is....black.
So President Obama being a man who doesn't dodge any question answered with the "If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon." statement. A showing of empathy that is normal in a situation like that. Lord knows I can relate to the idea of being a teenager being pursued by an overzealous adult. It scares the crap out of me. Stranger Danger, man!
But some people had a problem with that. They had a problem with bogie men Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson asking for justice for Trayvon Martin and the arrest of a man who stalked and shot an unarmed juvenile. therefore they had to invent stories about Trayvon that somehow justify Zimmerman's shooting of him.
"He was in trouble with school"
"He was wearing a gangsta hoodie"
"He attacked Zimmerman first"
"He was on drugs"
"He was taller and older than the pictures in the paper"
Anything to invalidate his life. These people can't fathom the idea that a young black kid can be the VICTIM of an unjustified shooting by someone who wasn't black.
Hence the meme. It points out how a white woman got killed and the perps were three black men. And that it wasn't front page news. Actually it was, right in the days after the killing. That WASN'T the case with Trayvon Martin. Shades of Ann Coulter with her erroneous attack on the New York Times for not publishing Dale Earnhart's death on the front page. Also two of the perps were arrested immediately and the third one was captured after an intense manhunt.
In other words, The police did their job. They didn't bother asking whether Jacqueline Gardner attacked them first. The police didn't let them out without bail. They're in jail complete with mugshots. A horrible crime to be sure but I hardly think the people spreading the meme would be feeling the same way if the woman was black and the men were white. Just look at the comment section where this picture originated.