posted on Jun, 29 2013 @ 09:34 AM
I know this disturbs a lot of people, it disturbs me greatly as well.
If you really think about it, it's not about race, how people talk or any other difference. It's about fear.
Black people living in urban areas have fear of just living to the next day, fear of not having any money to buy food, fear for their children safety
and future, fear of unjust persecution (and they have had plenty).
This fear breeds contempt and hate for anyone that threatens their social system. And how do they lash out? The only way they know how to. Violently.
As demonstrated by history (see below, courtesy of Wikepedia), no matter what happens with Zimmerman, there will be a riot, at least in Florida. Will
it spread? Who knows.
Recent Racial Riots
1980: Miami Riot 1980 - May. Another riot occurred there in January 1989 and again in October 1995. The causes of riots by local Blacks against cases
of police brutality by the Miami Police Department and competition with Cubans, Haitians and other Latinos.
1989: Bensonhurst and Elmhurst, Queens - stand-off between Black and Italian communities of Queens in New York City, following the death of Yusuf
1989: Virginia Beach, Virginia - Violent incidents by African Americans and whites occurred in a public beach.
1991: Crown Heights Riot - May - between African Americans and the area's large Hasidic Jewish community, over the killing of a 10-year old black
child by a Jewish motorist.
1991: Overtown, Miami - In the heavily Black section against Cuban Americans, alike earlier riots there in 1982 and 1984.
1992: 1992 Los Angeles riots - April 29 to May 5 - among the worst rioting in U.S. History.
1992: Harlem, Manhattan in New York City - July - involved Blacks and Puerto Ricans against the New York Police Department, around the time of the
1992 Democratic National Convention being held there.
1995: St. Petersburg, Florida Riot, caused by protests against racial profiling and police brutality.
2001: 2001 Cincinnati Riots - April - in the African-American section of Over-the-Rhine.
2005: Toledo, Ohio - Neo-Nazis and white supremacists marched in North Park, a mostly African-American section of town.
2006: Los Angeles - In MacArthur Park, Hispanic activists clashed with LAPD in pro-amnesty demonstration for illegal immigrants.
2009: Oakland CA, Oscar Grant Murder Riots.
For white people, It's not the fear of violence from blacks (for white people have shown a great propensity for this in the past) but the fear of
losing what they have, material and personal (possessions, families, freedoms, social status, income, jobs).
Again, this is my formed opinion from what I have seen and researched, but would explain why blacks seem to be in the middle of social unrest within
the United Staes and Whites aren't. When you think about it, what do blacks really have to lose?
edit on 29-6-2013 by Ahabstar because: EX tags and source is always needed when quoting external sources for proper attribution.