Black Activist to Trayvon’s Parents: ‘Get off the Stage’ and Let Us Politicize His Death

Lee Stranahan, Breitbart, April 15, 2012

A well-known, mainstream media-vetted college professor named Dr. Boyce Watkins states that it’s time for Trayvon Martin’s parents to “step to the side,” out of an apparent fear that “being honest” could negatively affect the race-baiting political agenda that Obama allies like Al Sharpton have carefully crafted.


In his bluntly-titled article, Note to Trayvon’s Mother: It’s Time for You to Step to the Side, Dr. Watkins referred to the recent Today Show appearance by Trayvon Martin’s mother where she said:

One of the things that I still believe in, a person should apologize when they are actually remorseful for what they’ve done. I believe it was an accident. I believe that it just got out of control and he couldn’t turn the clock back. I would ask him, did he know that that was a minor, that that was a teenager, and that he did not have a weapon?”

Dr. Watkin’s reaction is pretty stunning:

When I heard these words, I froze in my tracks.  I couldn’t believe that Trayvon’s mother would make a statement that was in such stark contradiction to the charges being brought forth by the prosecutor.  In fact, there’s a big part of me that wonders why she was on the show at all.

Note that Dr. Watkins is not concerned with the veracity of the statement but rather how the statement affects the politically motivated prosecution of George Zimmerman. In fact, later in the article Dr. Watkins explicitly says that even if the assessment of the shooting as an accident was honest, it should not have been said.

God bless Sybrina for being honest (if that is what she meant to say), but there are some things better left unsaid.  For the mother of the victim to make a statement in national media that directly contradicts the efforts of the prosecution is nothing short of disastrous.

Which begs the question: disastrous to what? {snip}

Trayvon’s parents have done their work and they’ve done it well.  They’ve achieved the first steps toward justice for their son, and now it’s time for them to try to rebuild their lives in private.  Rev. Sharpton has done a wonderful job of highlighting the racial dimensions of this highly unfortunate incident.  At this point, the conversation about black men in the justice system must grow beyond Trayvon Martin, and the prosecution should be allowed to do its work.  The family, as well all associated racial advocates, need to strategize in private, listen to the evidence and just stop talking.


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  • loyalwhitebriton

    “Dr.” Boyce “The People’s Scholar” Watkins’ comments are reprehensible and morally repugnant.
    He’s naught but a race hustling mercenary, living high on the hog of ‘affirmative action’; the ‘action’ of said ‘affirmativeness’ consisting only in his burying his rapacious snout deep into the pockets of US taxpayers.
    For more nonsense from “The People’s Scholar”: 

  • xxxtonygunsxxx

     Jorge Rodriguez, Zimmerman’s next-door
    neighbor, told Reuters that when he saw Zimmerman the day after the
    incident, “he had two big, butterfly bandages on the back of his head,
    and another big bandage…on the bridge of his nose.” He was talking to a
    police detective in his driveway.Rodriguez’s
    wife Audria also said she saw the bandages and a third neighbor, who
    spoke only on condition of anonymity, agreed with the Rodriguez couple’s
    account. “I saw two bandages on the back of his head, and his nose was
    all swollen up,” said the witness, who had watched from a nearby
    second-floor window.The neighbors
    spoke to Reuters on Sunday and Monday, saying they felt they owed him
    their public support after he was charged with second-degree murder.

  • No

    I’ve seen the mother on TV a few times and she’s pretty compelling.  Dull and slow-witted, like any black, but she actually looks like she misses having the little thug around.   The sperm donor, on the other hand, looks a little more shifty to me, like he’s thinking big bucks a’coming.

    But what do I know?  I’m just a racist.  Regardless . . . telling a mother and sperm donor to shut up and move over so some fat race hustler can hog the stage is pretty obscene . . . even for blacks.

    They never cease to amaze me.  Just when you think they couldn’t go ANY lower . . . . they find a way.

    • Sheila Dinehart

      my…how cruel, I just don’t know what is to become of us.

  • Rocky Bass

     Those are white victims, what’s wrong with you, you some kind of a racist or something?

  • JackKrak

    What “Dr.” Watkins said is just an explicit statement of what Jackson, Sharpton & the whole race pimp industry does – use the black underclass for their own gain while limiting their actual contact with them to the bare minimum needed for good photo ops.

  • Pelayo1492

    The kidnapping, rape, sodomizing,  mutilation and murder of Channon & Christopher exceed even the Manson murders in their total savagery and brutality.  Same for the young people in Wichita some years before. We stand and watch like the Wildebeest on the African plains who accept their killings as a part of life with which they must deal.
    A Dade county F

    • Pelayo1492

      To continue, a Dade county Fire Chief is about to be crucified for remarks he made on his Facebook page about the Trevon Martin killing and the reaction of the Black community.  However Blacks with total impunity, call for Genocide against Whites in open forums.
      How much is enough? What is the breaking point. How many more murders, rapes and savage attacks on Whites are going to be tolerated before there is a reckoning? What are the self-hating White progressives going to do when those they’ve supported all these years finally come for them and their sons and of course their daughters?
      How much longer do they intend to feed this crocodile in the hope that it will eat them last?

  • Pelayo1492

    We could add hundreds more names of victims and over the last sixty years,  probably tens of thousands.
    Let’s never forget Eve Carson, Lauren Burk, Amy Willard, Amy Biehl,  In Ho Oh ( a Korean exchange student stomped to death on a West Philly street corner while trying to mail a letter to his family back in Korea), Rachella Steinberg (stabbed to death at the door of her     Phila. apartment while resisting an attempted  rape) and many more.

  • ageofknowledge

    As out of control this mob is, I’m surprised they haven’t gone after the parent’s too.

    • Sheila Dinehart

      I don’t think the mob you are referring to would have much interest in going after black people, and I especially do not think the mob is out of control, in point of fact, just the opposite.

      • ageofknowledge

        I misread the article Sheila. Sorry. I was talking about something else.

  • Sheila Dinehart

    When Zimmerman’s daddy who is a retired federal magistrate/judge from VA spoke on tv about his son and the situation he was self=lawyered up, knew what to say and whhen and how to ssay it…especially what not to say….the dead teen Martin’s mother is not a lawyer thus she did not realize the impact of saying it was an accident…gosh, she got ripped and quickly *clarified* her meaning of what was an accident.

  • Sheila Dinehart

    I saw it and thought it was really well done.

  • Sheila Dinehart

    Why do you think whitey hasn’t started a national uprising yet?

  • KPD

    Whom do you suppose advised the father to black out his jail tattoo at the arrest “presentation”?

  • Daddy should be hurting.  He abandoned a “child” (Trayvon’s a “child,” right?  That’s what Team Trayvon keep saying, ad nauseam) at home alone, with no supervision (does Trayvon strike anyone here as the responsible type?), so he could go out to dinner with his girlfriend.  That “child” promptly went out and got himself shot.  Poor lad didn’t even have the cognitive function required for “when in trouble, run home.”

    If he’d been a better father, Trayvon might be alive today. Same goes for mom, actually, since she sent him to stay with her father because she couldn’t handle the little terror herself.

  • Up to my neck in CA

    “Trayvon’s parents have done their work and they’ve done it well.”

    What? By raising a thieving, assaulting street thug?