Don't succumb to racism after Zimmerman verdict

2013-07-19T00:00:00Z Don't succumb to racism after Zimmerman verdict nwitimes.com
July 19, 2013 12:00 am

I can understand defending the "not guilty" verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman. But if you're defending Zimmerman's conduct, you need to get your inner cracker under control.

Trayvon Martin was doing nothing wrong when Zimmerman arrived on the scene, unless you count being black as doing something wrong.

Even if Martin was doing something wrong, owning a gun did not deputize Zimmerman to take action.

"Vigilante" is too generous a term for Zimmerman. He wasn't responding to a crime. He was responding to his personal anxiety, cowardice and prejudices.

Also, if you predicted the black community would riot in response to the Zimmerman verdict, you are racist.

And if you think you “know” some key fact that proves Zimmerman was justified in killing Trayvon Martin, you're definitely a racist.

Racism is for losers. Don't be that guy.

- Carl Nyberg, Chicago (Hegewisch)

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