So… There’s this interesting trial going on down in Florida. Some great big black guy, armed with a gun with a round in the chamber, stalked a scrawny, unarmed white kid who’d gone to the store for candy. The kid was on the phone with his girlfriend at the time and he told her that he was being followed and was scared. The two men got into a scrap and the big black guy shot the unarmed skinny white kid through the heart. And he claimed it was self-defense.
Except that’s not quite accurate.
I’m not presuming George Zimmerman’s guilt or innocence before he’s even been tried, so please don’t misunderstand my point. But had their ethnicities been reversed, wouldn’t this story be different? You’re damn right it would. To my conservative friends who claim this case has nothing to do with race, I beg to differ. It has EVERYTHING to do with race. It became about race the moment the right-wing media failed to grasp the hypocrisy of their position, and reflexively cast George Zimmerman as some sort of victim.
And shame on Fox News for the despicable way they’ve smeared Trayvon Martin… A kid whose undoing was being in the wrong place at the wrong time in the wrong colored skin.