otter1238 months ago
Walking is suspicious behavior? Does that include George Zimmerman being suspicious to Trayvon as well?
And, yes, white America does include those with traces of otherness - those traces that get otherwise played down and used only when necessary. There is a fair amount of racism in Latino communities (though I wouldn't say that Zimmerman strongly identifies as such). In fact, there's a lot of racism in lots of Latino communities and that's amplified in communities that support that type of extreme racism. I see it everyday.
Believe it or not, black Americans can walk down the street in other countries and not get hassled by the cops at every turn. Why? Because normal human behavior is not threatening. Here, in America, if you are black, it is.
And yes, Trayvon would have had at least some DNA of Zimmerman's on him if he had touched him. It's impossible not to. I wouldn't be surprised at all if Zimmerman's wounds were self inflicted.
The fact that it took 45 days for Zimmerman to be arrested shows that the law enforcement community there doesn't care about black people. Justice is race based, and young, black and walking Trayvon was on the wrong side of that dividing line.