Facebook User’s “Letter to Zimmerman” Goes Viral on Facebook


Just thought I’d share this. Definitely some food for thought and fodder for discussion:

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A Facebook post, an open letter addressed to George Zimmerman points out some of the ironies of the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin shooting.

The letter, in the form of a Facebook post was posted by a man named Alex Fraser. Alex Fraser1The post has garnered dozens of comments, 100,000+ likes and has been shared more than 93,000 times.

I bet you never thought that by shooting a black male you’d end up inheriting all of his struggles.

-Alex Fraser to George Zimmerman

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Trayvon Martin shooting or George Zimmerman you can catch up by clicking here.

In the letter, Fraser warns Zimmerman that he is “now going to feel what its like to be a black man in America”:


You will feel people stare at you. Judging you for what you think are unfair reasons. You will lose out on getting jobs for something you feel is outside of your control. You will believe yourself to be an upstanding citizen and wonder why people choose to not see that.

People will cross the street when they see you coming. They will call you hurtful names. It will drive you so insane some days that you’ll want to scream at the top of your lungs. But you will have to wake up the next day, put on firm look and push through life.

I bet you never thought that by shooting a black male you’d end up inheriting all of his struggles.

Read the letter and comments here.

Originally spotted at: theGrio

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