Originally posted by unphased
Nobody, including TM supporters believed Zimmerman was ACTUALLY racist. The argument is that he profiled TM. That doesn't necessarily mean you're
racist, it just means you and MSM have a relationship.
This case has gotten way out of hand.
And the most ignored fact by Zimmerman supporters is that TM was actually a guest at a house in the neighborhood at the time, and was breaking NO
If I were a prosecutor I'd pursue negligent homicide - which is usually the charge that comes out in a murder that is a result of a TERRIBLE decision
such as ignoring police dispatcher advice.
The fact is, police dont always give good advice. Also, there was no way for him to know tm was a guest. All he knew was that he, gz was a
neighborhood watch guard and he saw some stranger in his neighborhood. Perhaps experience told him that strangers in his neighborhood usually lead up
to no good. Of course its a free country and we can go wherever we want. But if I'm in an unfamiliar neighborhood walking around, and someone showed
concern, first, I would totally understandespecially seeing how the media ramps up the fear levels soa high, and I definitely would not start a fight
with someone who lives there, especially if I planned to return to the neighborhood in the future. I would probably just explain that I'm visiting a
friend. But seeing how the black community has been hoodwinked into believing everyone is always out to get them, I can also understand why tm reacted
so brashly to being followed. You just know what was going through his mind "its because I'm black!" If anyone ever does anything disagreeable in
the eyes of a black person, then the whole reason for the person doing so automatically becomes "its because I'm black". Or "because they are not
I don't even believe in racism, except for those who openly admit it. If you say you're not racist, you're not a true racist then. A true racist
would never deny it, ever. Just like a true Christian would never deny Jesus. Muslims would never deny Allah or Muhammad, etc.etc.etc...
So, racism against blacks is a thing of the past. A dinosaur. If you claim that people are still not being fair to blacks, that may be true in some
cases. But its not racism. It's something else I don't have the time to explain or even really pinpoint for myself at the moment... I'll give it a
brief try though. Racism indicates a prejudice against ALL blacks. I guarantee you at least 90% of whites in America are not racist by that
definition. There are some blacks i don't want to associate with...but most of them I love being around with all my heart. The same.statement goes
for whites, and every other racial category. Believe it or not, there ARE other indicators other than color that can tell you if you will enjoy the
persons company or not. The way they dress, the way they talk, the way they walk, the way they react to certain situations, their taste in music,
hobbies, etc... Of course these are just first impressions. They might be a really nice individual, but we really have no choice but to go by past
experiences combined with first impressions. Then, if by choice or chance, we get to know that person, we can say "wow I was surprised when that
'thug' began to quote some of my favorite philosophers, authors, etc, and offered to help in such and such way, I have to admit I was dead wrong
there about my first impressions of that individual" and other times you might say "well, I can't say I'm surprised that person never came back
with my $20 like they promised, I guess I should've known better". And this can apply to any race. So, treating people differently is not always
racism. In fact, I suspect it rarely is.
I guess you could call it discrimination. But not based on color. It's based on whatever criteria you use to determine first impressions, combined
with past experiences. Some people, if they are young enough, might actually be able to honestly say "the only time I ever got beat up and robbed was
by a group of black/white/whatever" and so, based on their past experiences, they are going to be wary, and perhaps even hold a grudge against that
group of people. So for a while, they might be cautious of people who wear baggy clothes and sag their pants and wear bandanas and talk with street
slang, or if they got robbed by a group of nuns, they'd be terrified or hate nuns, or if it was a bunch of circus clowns, well, you get the idea...
But if that person lives long enough and gets around a little outside their hometown, they might realize only SOME clowns are evil... But until they
have that realization, what choice do they have but to go from past experiences, and if their first impression of you correlates directly with that
past experience, whether good or bad, THAT is the information they have on how to proceed with you. They might be spiteful...or they might trust you
fully...they might even trust you a little too muc