Stevie Wonder Boycotts Florida and Stand-Your-Ground Law
As most of the world knows by now, George Zimmerman was acquitted of the murder charges under the Stand-Your-Ground Law. There was an outrage nationwide from the verdict from the Trayvon Martin case. Although it has been a few weeks since the verdict, there is still a hangover from the acquittal of George Zimmerman. The music community has been some of the most verbal in opposing the verdict.
This is not "only" about race. This is about laws that allow racist acts to go unpunished. We must change laws that promote injustice
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) July 14, 2013
If Zimmerman, was a big fat black man, and Trayvon had just been a skinny white kid from FL with a bag of Skittles, verdict the same?
— ImmortalTech (@ImmortalTech) July 14, 2013
The Trayvon Martin verdict doesn't surprise me. Stanford, FL never wanted Zimmerman arrested. Now he's free to kill another child.
— Ice Cube (@icecube) July 14, 2013
Stevie Wonder recently stepped up the bar when he announced that he will no longer play in the state of Florida or any state that has the Stand-Your-Ground Law in act. Stevie Wonder commented on the matter stating, “For those who may have lost the battle for justice, where that fits in any part of the world…we can’t bring them back…”
You can watch Stevie Wonder’s emotional response and decision to no longer play in Florida in the video below.