reply to post by OpinionatedB
The answer to that is yes, they would have... simply because there was a trial and a verdict and that verdict was in favor of a black man....
You said you were having trouble figuring out how to say what you meant. I'm having trouble with seeing your statement saying anything other than,
if this was a black person who shot a white person, the black community would be fine with him getting off, solely because he was black.
that's basically what you said, and it's incredibly racist. Don't get me wrong, just like there's plenty of black people, and white people for
that matter, who voted for Obama solely because he was a black man running for president, there are surely people of both colors who would assume
justice was served when their color "wins".
But it's hard to see your statement not reflecting on the whole community, because you seem to believe the whole black community thinks zimmerman was
guilty. They don't. And there's plenty of whites, hispanics, chinese and whatever flavor you choose, who don't think this ruling was morally
The verdict was in, the jury decided, not everyone will agree with that. Thankfully the justice system doesn't listen to US, it listens to the
judges and jury.
But, for the record, there is a little room for racial tensions here, considering this whole altercation wouldn't have happened if zimmerman hadn't
thought "he looked like he was up to no good". Why did he look that way? Because of a hoody? No, we all know why he looked suspicious. Doesn't
change the fact that a life and death struggle occurred, doesn't make it right at all, but lets not pretend and sugar coat things here.
I really don't see why we need an endless stream of the same thread under different names.
O.J. got off. Plenty of black people know he was guilty as sin, I don't recall them having a parade. Maybe they did, I don't know.
We all know the media span this, and continues to spin it, to create a racial divide, to stoke the tensions. Why on earth are so many ATS'ers, who
should be aware of that fact, still playing into it? Clearly, you knew you were baiting with this thread, there's simply no way you didn't realize
how this thread and OP would come off. But why play into the agenda?