Good evening folks. Marc again. Not quite done pointing out the fallout from the Zimmerman trial. Despite what some feel is excessive, its necessary to keep a laser like focus on a matter that will dissipate no time soon. Let us point out some obvious things.
1. No coast to coast race riots ensued. If you look at many of the comments in my Time Magazine article on the aftermath of Zimmerman, there were fears stoked of major race riots should Zimmerman be acquitted. Here we are, it is Monday night, and America’s major cities are not in flames. Aside from Oakland, the vast majority of anti-verdict protests were peaceful. Lets talk about the assault of Lester Chambers for the oh so terrible offense of dedicating a song to Trayvon Martin. Don’t all answer at once, Zimmerman supporters.
2. The notion that this trial was not about race keeps popping up. Needless to say, that is baloney. If you think its about self defense, and that it would have gone relatively the same if a Black person defended themselves, I need you to read this.
3. Concern trolling about Black on Black violence. For those Black and white conservatives who raise the issue and say that we should be just as outraged as we are with the Martin case. This is just a way of diverting attention and changing the subject. Does anyone truly believe that the likes of Newt Gingrich cares about what happens to Black youth in Chicago? I have written about this before, so feel free to check what I said in the past about this sort of thing.
As things progress, we will continue to see schisms in how people view the outcome of this case. It seems like no matter how genteel a Black person can be, they are still regarded as a threat. Lessons are being taught to a new generation of African Americans. Like it or not, this case is seared into the minds of millions of people. To expect anyone to “move on” is foolish. The problems of race in this country are too deep rooted to kid ourselves about. That is all I will say… for tonight. Peace.
-Marc W. Polite
Not letting up.
P.S. – I am still waiting for the riots. I need to snatch a 500 dollar gift card from Best Buy. Gotta get that new Xbox! *Sarcasm*