This whole “it doesn’t affect me” or “I don’t care” or “what did you really expect mentality” is beyond infuriating.
I AM affected because this is something I cared about. I AM affected because I’m black. I AM affected because the same thing could happen in the next hour or the next two years and we can have the same decision made by a different jury.
I CARE because this is something I’ve followed for a while. I CARE because instead of Trayvon Martin’s parents receiving some kind of justice for their son they have to hope that their son is proud of their attempts to fight for him. I CARE because I want change.
I EXPECTED justice. I EXPECTED what I considered to be an accurate judgment. I EXPECTED people to open their eyes towards race.