The assault on Trayvon Martin’s humanity continues. People continue to disrespect the slain unarmed teen even in death, and the latest offenders are two white teenagers who dressed up as Trayvon and his killer, George Zimmerman for Halloween.

One teen, William Filene, wore blackface and a hoodie with a blood stain on the chest for his Trayvon Martin costume. The other, George Cimeno, wore a “Neighborhood Watch” t-shirt and made a gun sign with his fingers to emulate George Zimmerman. The two went to extremes to make light of death, racism and the fails of our justice system as George Zimmerman was found not guilty for shooting Trayvon Martin in the heart and killing him.

Before dressing up, George Cimeno said his costume would be “the best of the year.” He later defended negative comments about it, calling the costume “hilarious.” Caitlin Cinemo, who is pictured in the middle, posted the picture on her Facebook and Instagram pages, describing it as “just for fun” and a “joke.”

She has since changed the name on her profiles and made them private. A past post of Caitlin Cinemo’s was uncovered in which she criticized a little girl’s “Black Girls Rock” t-shirt:


Isn’t America grand?

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  • Mama Sunshine

    This saddens me but I’m not surprised. My question is WHY do white people hate black people so much? If we are the deplorable, powerless, disgusting people that they feel we are why do they put so much energy into hating us? What is the real psychological reason behind their obsessive hate for us? It’s gotten to the point where I really don’t trust any white person.

    • Because they did not defeat us. They love the Native American because they defeated him. They practically killed all of them and now the vast majority of them are on reservations living in poverty. The white man won. He enslaved us for 400 years, Jim Crowed us, and we’re still here. And then we have the nerve to actually thrive. And the nerve to win the Presidency. We have our problems as a people, but they didn’t defeat us. And that’s a huge part of why they hate us. That and the fact that they know in their hearts that we are better than them in pretty much every way.

  • @Marie

    I am not surprise she has a lot of black facebook friends. I could use the excuse they don’t see what she post but I am sure it pops up in their line up. Some black people are just stupid, there is no way else to say it.I mean you feel no type of way of a friend you know making fun of Trayvon death and then going in on a little girl for a “Black Girls Rock” shirt. But if the tables would turn I bet she’ll be trying to light your butt on fire to defend her own. That why I don’t like befriend non-black on social media. It seem like people get loose even though their real names and information is showing.

  • Dalili

    Plenty bothers me about these photos, but nothing more than the fact that we a raising a generation seemingly devoid of compassion; a group whose lives are fueled by pure, unabashed, and unfounded hatred. It’s a frightening prospect.

    • Avril

      Exactly! This is the future….

  • These two guys win the award for the most tasteless costume, but they hardly signal the return of white supremacy. In my opinion this case has brought out the worst in everyone and damaged the credibility of civil rights leaders who’ve foolishly jumped onto the band wagon. My perception of the Zimmerman/Martin case is different from the one most often read on the internet. You can find it by searching for Chicken Soup with Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, and the American lynch mob. Let me know what you think.

    • Marie

      Let me tell you what I think. What did you intend to say? Are you proud of yourself after reading it?

    • @Kim L. Short: I’ve read your article and, as I’ve commented on your blog, it’s victim blaming bullshit. I’d guess you blame victims of rape for not “fighting off” their assailants, too.