I’m bothered that the media, special interest groups, and some of our politicians have pursued and promoted the concept that the death of Trayvon Martin was the result of white racism against blacks. I am not aware of all the details in this case, but I do know that George Zimmerman is not white. His family has made a point of telling all who will listen that George Zimmerman is Mexican American. In their eyes that somehow excludes him from racism. It does not.
Anyone can be racist, and given that so many wish to attack whites and/or conservatives for this tragedy that fact is clearly evident. Meanwhile racist attacks against whites, which have been on the rise, have been ignored by the media or found lacking as hate crimes, regardless of how brutal. If we are to break free from this cycle, let’s start looking realistically at the issues and stop striving to create something that isn’t there.
Given the pursuit of critical race theory, that isn’t likely to happen, but the last time something like that was instituted it did not turn out well at all. I realize our schools and colleges do not teach Reconstruction history, but this is not where we need to be heading.
It is sad that this death has been drug into a political cesspool. Trayvon deserves better. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.
The tragedy is that a young man lost his life. His parents and his family are grieving and demanding to know why. I would do the same thing and my heart and prayers go out to them. The other tragedy is that if this young man had been white we would probably not even hear about it. This rush to find a ‘hate crime’ every time we turn around is idiotic. When one human being kills another the result is the same no matter the motivation. All crime comes out of hate for whatever reason. Making the death more tragic because of skin color is senseless.
I agree! Truly sad story. I think the spin is wrong. They are playing up their own racist stereotypes against whites, and southern whites as well as conservatives. Kicker is the shooter is Mexican American. That’s him in the picture. I honestly wish we could all just be Americans and drop all this division, but it serves too many people.