"Trayvoning"

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    :sick:

    I can't imagine how the Trayvon Martin family would feel if they see this.
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    Yeah this is pretty deplorable.

    So why would you share it?
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    Wow... Disturbing....
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    Extremely poor taste.
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    That is terrible.
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    The conversation on this board has been all-encompassing regards this case. To me this meme is a great example of how a certain segment of the pop-at-large (disaffected, social networking youth regardless of race) beyond Too Hot has responded to many of the things discussed throughout the many GZ/TM threads.

    Regards "Trayvoning" in particular, I think it speaks directly to a desensitized subset of the youth population: no matter how tragic or well-promoted certain news stories become, there's a segment of the pop that won't empathize or come away with the same logic as most rational folks. No matter where we fall on the verdict, most folks on TH agree that the outcome was tragic. This "Trayvoning" meme falls outside that and is another aspect of the conversation.

    The #freejahar meme works along the same lines and I think is worth sharing on forums like this as well. We can't just ignore these kids.
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    Not ignoring them is precisely what perpetuates this kind of stuff.
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    Youth can be pretty callous, they either grow out of it or remain roughly age 13 forever.
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    Why, are you going to post some Trayvoning photos now? I'm not sure there's a productive discussion to be had on this, but I also don't think starting the thread is going to make anyone here get in on the action.
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    I don't think they're checking Too Hot
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    You post it here, someone tells someone else about it, someone emails it to another person, ends up in a newsroom somewhere.

    This isn't a vacuum. Nothing on the Internet is.
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    Ignoring stuff like this (rather than reacting to it) is the best way to help it to quietly move on from popularity. Young and inexperienced people are easily amused by things they will (for the most part) eventually grow out of.

    Go GATORS!
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    Point taken, not here to pick a fight.

    I'll just say for myself I was genuinely surprised to find this meme. I guess I'm naive in that way. Thought the thread could provide some context of how/why etc., some big brains on TH and I did think it was worth discussing.
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    Its linked from Buzzfeed, so its really too late. It's already a thing. Yeah, its best ignored, but its not like there's anywhere for this to go that it already hasnt gone.
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    You must be willing to acknowledge that, no matter how kindly we refer to these folks as "desensitized kids," they are really either ignorant and uninformed; opportunistically attention-seeking, ass-showing, oppositionally defiant because they wanna be; or simply immature jerks.

    No other options, as I see it.
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    We have lost traditions, education system failing, many have lost jobs and their wealth, family values a thing of the past,comments after the Zimmerman erases any doubt we as a society, are still sane and now with "Trayvoning" it appears we have lost any class, we might have had.
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    Oh god, people have no lives... Get over it! Move on
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    My prediction is when the liberal media gets wind of this they will show pictures of white kids travoning but no pictures of black kids doing it.
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