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Sat Jul 13, 2013, 11:59 PM

I am a white grandmother, and Trayvon is a child of my heart. I mourn all over again,

because it feels like he was killed a second time.

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Reply I am a white grandmother, and Trayvon is a child of my heart. I mourn all over again, (Original post)
Ninga Jul 2013 OP
Cali_Democrat Jul 2013 #1
Ninga Jul 2013 #3
avaistheone1 Jul 2013 #20
SalviaBlue Jul 2013 #2
Ninga Jul 2013 #4
Laffy Kat Jul 2013 #5
Ninga Jul 2013 #14
DesertFlower Jul 2013 #6
Ninga Jul 2013 #9
Ninga Jul 2013 #15
DesertFlower Jul 2013 #27
Liberal Veteran Jul 2013 #7
Ninga Jul 2013 #12
Cha Jul 2013 #8
Ninga Jul 2013 #10
Cha Jul 2013 #19
Grammy23 Jul 2013 #11
Ninga Jul 2013 #13
roody Jul 2013 #16
Ninga Jul 2013 #17
Blue_Roses Jul 2013 #18
Punkingal Jul 2013 #21
Ninga Jul 2013 #24
treestar Jul 2013 #22
knitter4democracy Jul 2013 #23
liberal_at_heart Jul 2013 #25
Ninga Jul 2013 #26
protect our future Jul 2013 #28
Puzzledtraveller Jul 2013 #29
uponit7771 Jul 2013 #30
Puzzledtraveller Jul 2013 #31

Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 12:00 AM

1. You are wise, Ninga

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 12:04 AM

3. We are all Trayvon Martin in one respect or another....

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Response to Ninga (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 12:53 AM

20. I believe so.

And we are certainly at one with his parents as well.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 12:01 AM

2. me too

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Response to SalviaBlue (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 12:06 AM

4. Hugs to you SalviaBlue....



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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 12:07 AM

5. I'm with you.

May Trayvon's family find strength.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 12:29 AM

14. I'm glad we are here...

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 12:09 AM

6. another white grandmother agrees.

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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 12:18 AM

9. Other than DU, I intend to stay away from all print and electronic media commenting,

interviewing, or talking about this case. It is too toxic, and does more harm than good.

When I garden, walk, drive in quiet, I will send all that is in my heart to Trayvon's family. This might seem rather dramatic to some, but this little case in Sandford Fla., has made me lose hope that we will ever stand a chance to be a peaceful, one, people.

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Response to DesertFlower (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 12:31 AM

15. I think before the sun sets on tomorrow...there will be many more of us who

declare our grandmotherly love and support for Trayvon and his family...

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Response to Ninga (Reply #15)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 01:00 AM

27. i agree. nt

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 12:12 AM

7. I'm just sad.

I don't know how to express it, but I had the feeling that the piece of shit would walk since the only other person who could say what happened that night was silenced and never had the opportunity to present his side of the story.

It is still a punch in the stomach.

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Response to Liberal Veteran (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 12:26 AM

12. My only thought is that there are a lot of us who have the same opinion

about Trayvon, and how he was stalked. It is a small bit of comfort to know millions of people were pulling for a just verdict.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 12:15 AM

8. Exactly, Ninga.. that is

why we're all feeling so brokenhearted.

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Response to Cha (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 12:21 AM

10. Oh Cha, I am so surprised a how deep my sadness is, I share your feelings..

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Response to Ninga (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 12:51 AM

19. It was shocking and then

the deep sorrow for something so completely wrong set in.



Justice4Trayvon

PurpleShoesLA @PurpleShoesLA

We will MARCH. We will BOYCOTT. We will VOTE. We will NOT be silent. Welcome 2 the "post racial" civil rights movement. #Justice4Trayvon

http://theobamadiary.com/2013/07/13/if-i-had-a-son-hed-look-like-trayvon-pres-obama/#comments

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 12:23 AM

11. Add one more white Grandmother to the list.


I am sickened by the verdict and my heart aches for Trayvon's family tonight. They have conducted themselves with grace and dignity and have suffered a loss no parent should ever know. I am confident they will continue to fight for justice for their son. The story of what happened to their child should never be forgotten.

One Sad Grammy

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 12:27 AM

13. Hugs to you Grammy23.....

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 12:32 AM

16. Sad white woman here too

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Response to roody (Reply #16)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 12:33 AM

17. Hugs....

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 12:43 AM

18. exactly...

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 12:54 AM

21. Add this grandmother to the list also.

I am literally sick to my stomach.

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Response to Punkingal (Reply #21)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 12:56 AM

24. Just amazing, in such a sad way, that we share grief..

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 12:55 AM

22. white not-grandmother but old enough to be one



That poor boy and his family. He was just 17. Just starting out in life. Just walking to the store! How many times did I do that as a kid?

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 12:56 AM

23. I'm a white high school teacher, and I mourn, too.

He looked so like a student I had when I taught in Cleveland that it's eerie. That man killed someone's favorite student, killed a young man with promise, killed a teen with his whole life ahead of him.

My heart is sick tonight.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 12:56 AM

25. I feel that way too. I have an 18 yr old daughter and a 14 yr old son. My heart is broken.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 12:59 AM

26. Love you all...

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 02:18 AM

28. This white mother agrees.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 03:34 AM

29. what does being white have to do with this?

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Response to Puzzledtraveller (Reply #29)

Sun Jul 14, 2013, 05:10 AM

30. really?!

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #30)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 08:43 AM

31. yes, really

what does ones color have to do with whether they have a feeling about this?

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