I can understand (sort of) how some blacks are upset with the result of the George Zimmerman trial. I’ve never lived as a black man. Being black, contrary to what homosexuals argue, is not the same as being a homosexual. Blackness is written on the skin; sexual proclivities aren’t.
People do prejudge. Sometimes they’re right, and sometimes they’re wrong. That goes for people of all races, nationalities, rich and poor, male and female, young and old. You pick a distinction, and people prejudge.
The aftermath of black outrage is getting out of control and any sympathy that people have for what happened to Trayvon Martin and his family is about to be squandered. People of good will are getting tired of being blamed for what other people have done — white or black.
300+ million Americans didn’t kill Trayvon Martin. One man did, and according to the jury, it was self-defense. Whites didn’t riot when O.J. Simpson was found “not guilty” for killing two white people.
Six women found George Zimmerman “not guilty.” Prior to the verdict I heard liberal pundits say that an all-woman jury helped the prosecution. I thought so too.
The prosecution had a partial say on who sat on the jury. It was the prosecution that kept a black person off the jury because he/she watched Fox News. Was this “conservative profiling”? What would have happened if a potential black juror was an avid listener of Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show and was not picked for that reason? The loony left would have gone ballistic.
Roughing up whites and Hispanics “for Trayvon,” destroying property, and making threats do not go down well with law abiding citizens who at this point in time sympathize with the Martin family and their loss.
The media are complicit in the fomenting of bad feelings among many Americans. They “repeatedly described the shockingly lawless Occupy Wall Street movement as ‘mostly peaceful,’ and is now attempting to persuade America that the anti-Zimmerman protests currently being ginned up by an NBC News anchor (MSNBC’s Al Sharpton) are also ‘mostly peaceful.’”
You may recall how the Tea Party had repeatedly been described as racist and violent even though there was no evidence to back up the assertions.
Consider what’s happened since Zimmerman verdict.
10. July 16: Waiter struck in head with a hammer
“Youth are the biggest target in Chicago. Black youth,” conservative radio host Dana Loesch pointed out on Glenn Beck’s show. “In 2012, Chicago had 100 more murders than New York City, 215 more than Los Angeles, and according to the Chicago Reporter and other statistics, from 2008 to 2012 half of Chicago’s nearly 2,500 homicide victims were killed before they reached their 25th birthdays.”
“So where are the riots? Where are the protests?” Loesch asked. “I mean yes, apparently they are just killing black teenagers out there – but who is ‘they’? According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, anywhere from 8,000 to 9,000 black Americans are killed every year…93% of these murders are committed by other black Americans.”
It’s time that black leaders, educators, and communities clean up their own house and stop the guilt tripping. There is more violence committed by blacks against blacks than whites against blacks.
If blacks continue the assault on white good will, racialism will continue and the nation will suffer.