…Do I Deserve To Be Shot?

I am not naive enough to think that this post will make a difference nor that do I claim to understand the grief that the Trayvon Martin’s family is going through. I don’t understand what’s it like to be judged for the color of my skin or the oppression that comes with that. However, I do know what’s it like to be looked at with judging gazes for looking different; I am not trying minimize any one’s experience especially when it comes to prejudice, nor claiming to walk in their shoes. I simply have had the experience of being prejudged for my appearance. This is not the time nor post where I relay my experiences. But if you ever do want to hear more in detail about the experiences I have had, just let me know. This post is a tribute to Trayvon Martin, his family, and all who have been harmed by the prejudices of the world…do I deserve to be shot?

 

…Do I Deserve To Be Shot?

by Phil Shepherd

I love to wear my Raiders hoodie…do I deserve to be shot?

 

I believe in the right to bear arms…do I deserve to be shot?

 

I am a proponent for socialized health care…do I deserve to be shot?

 

I’ve covered my body with the art of my story…do I deserve to be shot?

 

I believe in the inclusive love of the Creator…do I deserve to be shot?

 

I am a child of hip-hop, country, and gospel music…do I deserve to be shot?

 

I don’t believe that homosexuality is a sin…do I deserve to be shot?

 

I like to smoke good cigars…do I deserve to be shot?

 

I am opinionated…do I deserve to be shot?

 

I am not a pacifist, but I am not a murder either…do I deserve to be shot?

 

I voted for Obama & will again…do I deserve to be shot?

 

I am The Whiskey Preacher and Outlaw Theologian…do I deserve to be shot?

 

I wear proscription sunglasses…do I deserve to be shot?

 

I believe law enforcement work for the people and not the other way around…do I deserve to be shot?

 

I love good whiskey…do I deserve to be shot?

 

I believe God is not color blind, but celebrates the diversity of His/Her creation…do I deserve to be shot?

 

I don’t believe God is neither a He nor a She, but posses both masculine and feminine qualities…do I deserve to be shot?

 

I grew up fat and will always have some on me…do I deserve to be shot?

 

I believe Zimmerman is guilty…do I deserve to be shot?

 

I believe America is the land where all humanity has been created equal, but unfortunately some do not…do I deserve to be shot?

 

I am not the norm…do I deserve to be shot?

 


This is a pic was tweeted by LeBron James of the Miami Heat protesting Trayvon Martin’s shooting at Friday’s game.

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