Trayvoning: New Internet Craze Or Passing Fad?


Every time I think I can no longer be shocked by the insanity that  human beings are capable of I’m proven wrong and left wondering as the late, great American poet Mr. Marvin Gaye once wondered, “What’s going on”?

Enter the new, and what hopefully will not become popular, internet craze called, DISREPECTFULLY ENOUGH, “Trayvoning”. Trayvoning is when you pose with a can of ice tea and a pack of skittles while wearing a hoodie while pretending to be dead. Someone takes the picture and then posts it on the internet. All of this, of course, is disgustingly mocking the tragic and senseless death of young Trayvon Martin, who was murdered George Zimmerman.

This new “fad”, started by white youth and supported by several Facebook groups(since removed) is also defended across the internet  by the youth partaking in this despicable act. The website Hypervocal has one particularly moronic quote from one of the group members of one of these Facebook pages(there’s a video at the above link as well)

“Hurr durr, says the internet, its just a joke! Mocking the dead kid is funny and totally removed from its racial context”! When provoked, group members try to justify the disgusting acts, saying “they’re combating racism against whites. That whites have become more oppressed”.

Whites can no more be oppressed in this country, than can pigs fly. It’s just not possible. Hopefully, with enough of the right kind of attention brought to this overtly racist and disgustingly disrespectful fad, this can be squashed before it gets any real momentum behind it. Every time I see or hear about something this deplorable I’m also left thinking of that Kanye West line, “Racism’s still alive, they just be concealing it”. Except in this case, its not concealed too much now is it?

About The Author

Kamil M Abdullah has been a self proclaimed techie and bonafide smart phone expert nearly half of his life. Starting with the very first Sidekick(not necessarily a smart phone but close enough) to Blackberry to Symbian to Windows(Mobile & Phone 7) to Web OS to Android, he has used virtually every smart phone operating system. Kamil has also worked with computer programming in Bloomberg's Data Center and Backup Operations on their proprietary software. In his quest for further knowledge in mobile operating systems, Kamil voraciously devours any reading material on the subject he can find. Kamil is also a hip hop head to the fullest, having fallen in love with the art form from the very first "a hip hop the hibby to the hibby the hip hip the hop" and tr808 beat. He promises to use his vast powers and knowledge only for the good of mankind.