In 1955, a 14-year old African American boy, Emmett Till, was brutally killed for supposedly whistling at a white woman in Mississippi. His murderers were acquitted of the crime.
The horrible murder of Till is a stain on our nation’s history.
As heinous as this event was, some are using it in order to push a leftist race narrative and erase all the civil rights gains made in the last 60 years:
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) July 15, 2013
Trayvon will go "in the annals of history next to Medgar Evers and Emmett Till" – Ben Crump, Martin family lawyer: http://t.co/q3zjiKwSre
— Good Morning America (@GMA) July 14, 2013
Others aren’t as gullible to the demagoguery:
Oh God and here come the Emmit Till comparisons
— Nick Williams (@nickwilliams270) July 15, 2013
I am sorry Trayvon died. But the fact that people compare him to Emmit Till sickens me.
— TheOSD (@TheOSD) July 14, 2013
If you think #TrayvonMartin ='s Emmit till is mistaken on history Emmit was beaten to death by a gang. Trayvon was shot in an altercation
— Lonely Vegeta (@Austin_forbes12) July 15, 2013
No exaggeration is too extreme for those wanting to profit from characterizing America as drenched with racism.