Sinead O'Connor's Open Letter for Trayvon: "If You Hate Blacks, You Hate Yourself"
1 year ago
The singer slams racism and rappers
Trayvon Martin's case hasn't gone unnoticed by celebrities, many of which have sported hoodies in honor of the slain teenager or have promised to tweet for his justice every day until it's received, but some of the most surprising support came from singer Sinead O'Connor who penned a letter to the public last night.
O'Connor, who is no stranger to controversy - remember when she ripped up a photo of the Pope during an SNL performance? - certainly struck a chord with the audience by declaring in the letter that every human carries one African gene, ultimately denouncing any reasons for racism.
She opines that if one hates Black people, it's really their own selves that they despise, and that the aftermath of this poorly-regulated Trayvon case is the closest thing to a Civil Rights movement the youth will ever see. She asks that the youth not be guided by rap, and ends the letter by quoting the late Curtis Mayfield who she believes would be "crying all day and night in heaven" if he saw how successful blacks were in "squashing" violence...with more guns.
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Read her words below:
"I would like to extend my very deepest sympathies to the family and other loved ones of murdered teenager, Treyvon Martin. I am very sad today (and am certain the whole of Ireland is) to learn of poor Treyvon's terrifying ordeal and horrified by the fact his known and named and admitted killer has not been arrested, despite the crime having taken place a month ago. This is a disgrace to the entire human race.
For those out there who believe black people to be less than pure royalty, let me inform you of a little known, but scientifically proven, many times over, FACT. Which after reading, you will hopefully feel both very stupid and very sorry. For you dishonor your own mothers and grandmothers.
EVERY human being on earth, no matter what their culture, creed, skin colour, or nationality, shares one gene traceable back to one African woman. Scientists have named it 'The Eve Gene'. This means ALL of us, even ridiculously stupid, ignorant, perverted, blaspheming racists are the descendants of one African woman.
One African woman is the mother of all of us. Africa was the first world. You come from there! Your skin may be 'white'.. because you didn't need it to be black any more where you lived. But as Curtis Mayfield said.. "You're just the surface of our dark, deep well". So you're being morons. And God is having the last laugh at your ignorant expense.
If you hate black people, its yourself you hate. And the mother who bore you. If you kill or wish ill on black people, its yourself you kill and wish ill on. As well as the mother who bore you.