Ebony Magazine teamed up with the Martin family and a few celebrity figures to show their support with 4 powerful covers for their September Issue.
Trayvon Martin’s family sat with their surviving son on one cover while Dwayne Wade, Spike Lee & Boris Kodjoe posed with their son’s (all dressed in gray hoodies) in support for the Martin family and to raise awareness on gun violence, the stand your ground laws & saving young black communities from violence. The covers began to receive backlash on twitter, being called racist by some users. Ebony Magazine fired back, taking shots at the Tea Party, which prompted users to hashtag #WhitePeopleBoycottingEbony.
What we want to know is, what makes these covers so racist? Why is it, every time the black community voices their opinion about an injustice, there’s a problem? We need to get past this people, as a whole. Every single community hand in hand. These situations have always been ridiculous.