Many of the “Justice for Trayvon” protests nationwide have involved white radicals purporting to speak on behalf of the black community, or angrily denouncing the “white privilege” that supposedly played a role in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Feb. 2012, for which George Zimmerman was acquitted on Saturday.
At a rally in Portland, Oregon on Sunday, captured on YouTube at the “Laughing at Liberals” channel, one speaker addressed her remarks to fellow white Americans:
Hi, I’m Tammy, and I want to say something to you white people. It is not enough to feel bad. [Cheers] It is not enough to not be a bigot. Because if you’re not actively dismantling white supremacy, and checking your privilege every single day [cheers], and thinking about racism the way that our young black men in our community have to think about it, you’re not doing it right, OK?
She added that white Americans had a duty to give money to “anti-racism” causes:
We have to support anti-racist, youth-led movements with money. Because people, politicians, people that are leading the system, they receive millions and millions of dollars from corporations to censor us….So I want you to go home and give money to the Dream Defenders, to the Urban League, to the Southern Poverty Law Center…because racism is a natural disaster just like hurricanes and bombings and shootings are.