You don't have to be black to understand that George Zimmerman's shooting of Trayvon Martin was based on racism.
George Zimmerman announced his fear, suspicion, and hatred of blacks in his initial conversation with the police. He voiced his fear of Trayvon because he was black, wearing a hoodie, unknown to him, and also young. He "knew" he was "up to no good" and didn't wan't him to get away, because "that kind, (xxxx blacks), always do."
George Zimmerman's epithets clearly expressed his fear, suspicion, and hatred, not of Trayvon as an individual, but of blacks as a group. That is racism.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
If George Zimmerman had not been carrying a concealed and loaded weapon, the whole story would have been different.
Without a loaded weapon at his disposal, Zimmerman would not have dared to get out of his car and follow Trayvon Martin on a dark and rainy night.. An unarmed person is forced by prudence to avoid dangerous confrontations, no matter how much he may believe himself to be right and another wrong.
Any person with a gun has an unfair advantage over a person who is unarmed, and especially over those who are unaware that he is actually carrying a loaded weapon.
Owning the gun is not the problem. Carrying it concealed and loaded is the problem.
Think about it.