As racial tensions continue to boil over nationwide, some people just can’t help but fan the flames.
Congressional Black Caucus Chair Rep. Marcia L. Fudge tweeted a photo Monday morning of Martin Luther King, Jr., (pictured above) donning a hoodie in solidarity with slain teenager Trayvon Martin.
Shortly after deleting the post, Rep. Fudge publicly lamented the verdict, calling it “heartbreaking.”
“#Zimmerman was found not guilty, he was not found innocent. We must continue to fight for equal treatment under the law #nojusticenosleep,” she said.
Now, I’m no expert on race relations, but I’m pretty confident MLK would be ashamed by some of the vitriol being spewed by our nation’s public figures and the mob mentality that has taken over in this case. From reporters being attacked by protesters, to calls for Zimmerman’s murder, to churches invoking the KKK, the country has truly lost its marbles.
In a time when minorities saw Barack Obama as the answer to their suffering in a racist world, our post-racial president turned out to be nothing more than a biracial one. And the tension has never been more palpable.