Treyvon Martin’s family says that they don’t believe that their son would have been killed if it were not for the color of his skin. I believe they’re right.Many people, of course, are screaming racism on this one. That’s understandable. People scream racism any time there is a negative interaction between a black and a white person. There is no evidence that I’ve seen here which indicates that Zimmerman harbored a belief in the genetic superiority of one race or another. Bigotry may be involved however. Perhaps Zimmerman just doesn’t like black people, though there is not yet any evidence of that. The more likely scenario here is one of pure prejudice. George Zimmerman saw a young black male in his neighborhood at night, and immediately pre-judged the situation, coming to the conclusion that Treyvon Martin was up to no good.
There is a tragic lesson here for neighborhood watch groups across the country. You need to choose carefully the people you want involved in keeping an eye on the goings-on in your neighborhood. Perhaps I’ve missed this in some story somewhere, but I get the impression that Zimmerman was completely self-appointed. He may have seeking recognition as some sort of neighborhood hero. Now I think it’s likely he will end up in jail.
Old read but relevant... Whitewashing black racism; Shabazz: “Prepare for war” - Michelle MalkinThe entire situation, as you would expect, is now being used by various race pimps and organizations to grab a little publicity for themselves while agitating the crowd and muddying the issue. Foremost among these people is that race-baiting creep from New York City Al Sharpton. The memory of Treyvon Martin, by all accounts an exemplary young man, is only soiled by the presence of Sharpton. You remember the Tawana Brawley case, I’m sure. But do you remember Freddy’s Fashion Mart? Click on the link to see how some died as a result of Sharpton’s bigoted rhetoric. And this is the type of guy you want to soil the memory of Treyvon Martin? And then we have the New Black Panther Party and the New Black Liberation Militia. They’re going to perform a citizen’s arrest of George Zimmerman. Now THERE is where the “stand your ground” law would be in effect.The death of Treyvon Martin was tragic and, I believe, chargeable as second-degree murder. Let’s see what comes of the Grand Jury session on April 10th.
Black ignore the following: Feds: 49% Of Murder Victims Are Black Men
and "most of the black murder victims — 93 percent — were killed by other black people."