05 4 / 2012
The Trayvon Martin case is still gaining media attention. Every time I turn on the TV to CNN there comes a moment when Trayvon is being discussed, and frankly people are getting tired of it. Republicans (not surprised) are far more exhausted of the Martin case than Democrats. The statistics rank at 56% GOP, and 25% Democrats according to Pew, which surveyed a “nationally representative sample of 1,000 adults” last Thursday through Sunday about top new stories.
Furthermore, 43% of whites said the story has garnered too much coverage, compared with just 16% of blacks, Pew said. These statistics are understandable without assuming there is much racism involved. When the subject is not about your race, class, gender, etc then you will not have many interests as the people who are directly affected. Surely, there were more parents involved in the Casey Anthony case than singles.
Honestly, as a black man I’m a bit tired of hearing about the Martin case as well. Not to say I care any less than when I first heard of the tragedy, but I’m mostly ready for a conclusion to this case. The tragedy happened in February when I was thinking about what I wanted to do for spring break. Now, its April and I’m thinking about what I want to do for the summer. In layman’s terms, this case has been dragged on for too long.
What else is there to do besides sit and wait for justice? There has been dozen of marches, protests, treats, and if that is not enough to gain justice then the media should pack up the cameras and go home. Whether Zimmerman is convicted of murder or not, the media has changed his life forever. It’s not like if Zimmerman is acquitted of the shooting then he can go back to living his normal life. George Zimmerman and Casey Anthony are in the same boat so maybe they should build their own Noah’s ark and hope that the world floods away.