Whenever Black people were lynched in our society, it was common practice for the perpetrators to take souvenirs away from the ritualistic murder scenes. The white supremacists would take the ropes and other weapons used to lynch the victims with them to display them as trophies. It was more common for the white supremacists to castrate the victims or cut off other body parts to keep as mementos.
In a long standing tradition in white supremacist culture, the weapon used to lynch an innocent unarmed Black child was auctioned off for $120k. The auction was orchestrated by racist career criminal George Zimmerman, who now spends his time on social media making racist comments about President Obama and Black society in general.
Zimmerman made headlines again last week when he announced he was going to auction the gun used to violate the Constitutional rights of Trayvon Martin. The initial gun site that was going to host the auction backed out, but another suspected white supremacist gun site agreed to host the auction. According to TMZ, the lynching weapon was sold for over $120k this week.
Despicable acts like this should force Melanoid people to realize that we are in a complete system that is dominated by the non-justice system of white supremacy. This is a system where racists can still lynch innocent Black people with impunity, and have the support of other white supremacists. We have to remember, there was a suspected white supremacist police force in Florida who supported Zimmerman. There were suspected white supremacist jurors who acquitted Zimmerman-who we now see has a career of crime and violence. There are several white supremacist organizations and donors who support Zimmerman.
Many people in the dominant white society will try to denounce or distance themselves from the despicable and racist behavior of Zimmerman, because now he is going off-code and being blatant with his racist views . But Zimmerman is simply a reflection of the entire system of white supremacy.