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Chicago Teachers Union To March On Washington In Support Of Travon?

The Chicago Teachers Union is urging union members to attend the march to protest foreclosures, the Second City’s recent rash of school closings and, of course, the verdict in favor of George Zimmerman, a Hispanic man who shot a black teenager during an altercation.

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(CLEVELAND) - As Yahoo News reports, a mass email was sent out to the Chicago entire Teachers Union’s mailing list urging union members to attend the march in Washington to wage protest.

They are unhappy about foreclosures, the city’s recent rash of school closings and, of course, the verdict in favor of George Zimmerman, a Hispanic man who shot a black teenager during an altercation.

It has been national news for months, but is it the only crime worthy of protest?

The celebrities and unions are coming out of the woodwork over the death of Trayvon Martin, but they stay silent when other similar crimes take place, Luke Easter highlights the problem in this poem.

Until a fair approach is taken by the media, attention will always remain focused on particular cases, while the others go unreported.

Chicago Teachers Union To March On Washington In Support Of Travon?


First of all, did not 3 Black teens savagely beat & stomp a kid who is White?
On a Public School Bus no less in Florida while the driver watched the fight?
This innocent 13 year old kid received two black eyes and a fractured hand,
No Al Sharpton, no Jesse Jackson but the march on D.C they helped plan.

Of all indignities, The Chicago Teachers Union is going in unified support,
The Travyon killing but not Black murders in Chicago, they should abort,
Because for every 1 young Martin since that fateful Sanford, Florida day,
Hundreds of Blacks in their city have been shot close to 100 passed away.

Does Al’s, “National Action Network” & Jesse’s, “Rainbow Coalition,”
Really have a united cause or do they only supply Racist ammunition?
Whereas, this White youth viciously attacked by three older Black teens,
Sparked very little if any outrage by these guys seeking support in green.

Donations to the cause are sought online, in church, in person, at rallies,
Nationally, Blacks killing Blacks in the thousands, the death toll tallies,
The four children of Martin Luther King Jr. also will be hosting as well,
Wondering if the senseless beating by 3 Blacks on 1 White any will tell?

August 21-28, is celebrating 50 years since MLK’s, “I Have A Dream,”
Would Martin not berate those responsible for killing and beating a teen?
The Chicago Labor Freedom Riders bus trip is merely a slap in the face,
School begins August 26, yet some teachers are absent, what a disgrace.

A mass email sent to the entire Chicago Teachers Union, urges a protest,
Attend the march for foreclosures, the verdict, not students doing their best?
“We are marching for Trayvon, jobs, schools, health care, justice & dignity,”
Ok, should not these educators begin not in D.C. but their own community?

A Black Cleveland RTA Bus Driver left his seat when a girl spit in his face,
But the Black school bus driver sat on his butt in Florida, what a disgrace,
This driver in Cleveland stood up for his rights and he should be rehired,
Yet the coward in Florida who barely raised his voice needs to be fired.

“Highlights the structural racism in our society,” the email beseeches as well,
May they be referring to the continued attack on the White teen after he fell?
“Mass incarceration of our youth,” is another of the Teachers Union concerns,
Possibly they’ll begin by teaching respect is only given after it’s been earned.

By Luke Easter

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Luke Easter is a poet who writes about things that are very close to the heart of Salem-News.com. Another former U.S. Marine, Luke heals the world with an approach that reaches people on a different level, one known for centuries, yet too often forgotten in the one we live in.

We live in a world of social & economic injustice. The main reason for founding America in the first place was to relieve the oppression of the King of England. Patrick Henry said it best, “give me liberty or give me death.” And yet, all too often death seems to be the only way out. Why is there such a high suicide rate especially among teens, in the land of the free & the home of the brave? What makes headlines? Good news? Ha! More depressing stories than anything else. I feel poetry takes an edge off the hurt of bad news while still delivering it but in a, “glitzy” sort of way. Giving a different perspective. Kind of like slap in the face as opposed to a knife in the back. At least with the slap you’ll live to see another day and you will know whom it’s from. I wasn’t here for the beginning of the world but at 59, I just might be here for the end.

Even though it’s still a knife, rhyme poetry helps to dull the blade. And that’s my job. You can write to Luke Easter at: lyricsfromlucas@aol.com

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Anonymous August 16, 2013 4:45 pm (Pacific time)

Oh Steve you are such a racist. Not. Some racist rapper told the black people if they disagreed with the verdict they should go back to Africa. I say hell yes. The crime rate would go down. And many other things. Now I am a racist.


Steve Moylett August 12, 2013 5:45 pm (Pacific time)

I suggest these teacher's do a read of the "Boy Who Cried Wolf" and how it applies to their narrow racial agenda. Simply asked: Who commits the majority of racial-based crime?

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