Oprah Winfrey compared the death of Trayvon Martin to the 1955 murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till who while visiting relatives in Mississippi was murdered for reportedly flirting with a white woman. Big tough guys picking on a 14-year-old cannot be compared to Trayvon Martin who bloodied George Zimmerman.
After the report of the flirting by Till, the savagery began:
“Several nights later, Bryant’s husband Roy and his half-brother J. W. Milam arrived at Till’s great-uncle’s house where they took Till, transported him to a barn, beat him and gouged out one of his eyes, before shooting him through the head and disposing of his body in the Tallahatchie River, weighting it with a 70-pound (32 kg) cotton gin fan tied around his neck with barbed wire. His body was discovered and retrieved from the river three days later.”
Comparing the Till murder to the self-defense killing of Trayvon Martin may be good political theater for liberal politicians and celebrities, but it does not pass the truth test when compared to the facts of history.
But there is something even more troubling. There have been a number of racially motivated attacks that are not getting much attention. Could it be because the victims are white and the perpetrators are black?
The following story is closer to the Till incident, but it’s being buried by the mainstream media because it does not fit the racial narrative that blacks have more to fear from whites — even “white Hispanics — than they do blacks.
“A viral video showing the beating of a 13-year-old white boy by three African-American youths in Florida has left hundreds of thousands of viewers horrified, but critics say the case doesn’t seem to be attracting much sympathy from self-styled civil rights activists.
“In the chilling video, three 15-year-old boys repeatedly beat and kick a victim police said was left with a broken arm and two black eyes.”
“The attack took place July 9 in the St. Petersburg-area community of Gulfport. But the horrific cell phone and surveillance video only came out only recently. Police say the three youths, all African-American, attacked the boy after he told officials at their dropout prevention school that one of them had tried to sell him marijuana.”
Oprah, where are you? Your public is calling. Hello. Oprah? Are you there?