#MuteRKelly: Sure Kells was never convicted, neither was Zimmerman…
‘Member that? But that didn’t stop folks from wearing the soles off of your shoes marching, did it? ‘Member that?
When George Zimmerman, the putrid, racist fuckboy who killed Travyon Martin, purportedly in “self-defense”, spun us all around causing the entire world vertigo, with his bastardized use of the “Stand Your Ground” legislation, folks flipped?
When Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the NAACP and every other civil rights’ group from Florida to Mars marched to show solidarity at the egregiousness of the crime, and later the verdict?
Because of THE HISTORICAL LACK OF LEGAL PROSECUTION, AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR KILLING BACK MEN IN THIS COUNTRY!
First, In NO way, am I attempting to center the murder of Trayon Martin to drag R Kelly. His death was horrific; and the subsequent acquittal was infuriating! I TOO marched for his murder and against the acquittal of Zimmerman.
Since enslavement and Jim Crow, the historical acquittals of White people who kill Black men, have a very nasty history. WE ALSO HAVE A NASTY HISTORY of no convictions of men of power who rape and abuse Black women and girls.
But where are the marches?
Where is the support?
And this is why….
#MuteRKelly #ATL 8.25.17