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Trayvon Martin and The Race Card
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"White Hispanic." That's how the New York Times, Reuters and other media
outlets have opted to describe George Zimmerman, a man who would simply
be Hispanic (or Latino in this newspaper) if he hadn't shot and killed
17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The term, rarely if ever used before this
tragedy, is necessary in telling the Martin story in a more comfortable
way.

What's the comfortable way? It's the way the blame for Martin's death
belongs squarely at the feet of "the system." And "the system" is a
white thing, don't you know.

For instance, in a remarkably uncritical interview with The Times,
Jesse Jackson explained that with the election of President Obama,
"there was this feeling that we were kind of beyond racism." He
continued: "That's not true. His victory has triggered tremendous
backlash." Indeed, "Blacks are under attack."Jackson apparently
includes in this racist Obama "backlash" record home foreclosures for
African Americans and black unemployment. It would have been nice if The
Times had asked Jackson to work a little harder to connect those dots.Jackson also laments that "targeting, arresting, convicting blacks and ultimately killing us is big business" in America.

On
the saner end of the liberal spectrum, Reniqua Allen of the New America
Foundation writes in the Washington Post that it's harder to talk about
race now that we have a black president (note: not a "white African
American president," a la the new Zimmerman standard, although both men
have a white parent).Allen is surely right that having a black
president makes it hard to talk about race, particularly if you want to
have the hackneyed monologue hustlers such as Jackson and the Rev. Al
Sharpton want to have. Weak-tea Marxist rants about a system that
parasitically feeds off black men sound absurdly antiquated when that
system is run, at the top, by black men (Eric H. Holder Jr., let's not
forget, runs the Justice Department).But the aging race industry
that continues to see the world through a half-century-old prism of Jim
Crow, and still wants you to see it that way too, is determined to
bum-rush Zimmerman into his assigned role, heedless of facts or the lack
of them.Meanwhile, Obama, who promised a new conversation on
race, seems happier in an election year to lend heft to the old one. He
called for soul-searching — but absent a full set of facts, why does
this homicide of all U.S. homicides require it? Obama's comments mostly
seem aimed at adding credence to liberal conventional wisdom.Zimmerman
may well deserve to go to jail. Or this may just be a confluence of
horrible mistakes with no criminal intent whatsoever. That's what a
Justice Department probe and a Florida grand jury will determine. But
for the forces demanding action, that isn't good enough. Jackson
threatens there will be "no peace" until Zimmerman is arrested.Others
are not so patient. The New Black Panther Party has put a $10,000
bounty on Zimmerman's head. "He should be fearful for his life," leader
Mikhail Muhammad said. "You can't keep killing black children." Spike
Lee joined the digital lynch mob and tweeted Zimmerman's home address.Yes, absolutely, there are pockets of racism in America. But among
the myriad problems with a "blame the system" narrative is that it
obscures and often silences far greater problems than white on black
racist violence.Martin's tragic death is a statistical outlier.
More whites are killed by blacks than blacks killed by whites (or "white
Hispanics"). And far, far more blacks are killed by other blacks.
Indeed, if we're going to use the prism of race to analyze murder rates,
then the real epidemic is that of black murderers. Heather Mac Donald
of the Manhattan Institute notes that recent data show black males age
14 to 24 commit homicides at a rate nearly 10 times higher than that of
young white and Latino males combined.And yet, New York Times
columnist Charles M. Blow says "the burden of black boys in America" is
fear of racist assaults. MSNBC has handed over vast swaths of airtime to
its in-house huckster, Sharpton.No doubt, white — and "white
Hispanic" — prejudice is a problem for young black men, but the notion
that it is the singular or chief "burden of black boys in America" is
nonsense. Alas, the very people begging for an honest conversation on
race will likely accuse you of racism for saying so.Jonah Goldberg,

Writing for the LA Times (I know, hard to believe right?)

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Added: Apr-7-2012 Occurred On: Apr-7-2012
By: El Tizona
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  • So, a s-p-i-c murders a n-e-g-r-o and everyone blames whitey?
    W-T-F?

    L-O-L

    PS: Sorry I've got to hyphenate certain words, the LL's auto-bot censors place more importance on some races over others, s-p-i-c-s and n-e-g-r-o-s are protected, but apparently you can type anything about crackers, honkeys or whiteys... they're fair game in today's fuck me side ways world view of right and wrong.

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  • Al Sharpton is one of the most vile creatures that has ever slithered out of a pile of shit.

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  • ""Blacks are under attack."Jackson apparently
    includes in this racist Obama "backlash" record home foreclosures for
    African Americans and black unemployment. "


    WHAT! Obama didn't pay thier rent, home loans, insurance, gas and food bills?! OMG! That dam evil whitey!

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  • People who play the race card aren't playing with a full deck.

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  • Fuck the media for playing to the "poor black child killed by the white race" bullshit! A fast check of the story and all kinds of cracks show up. Gang affiliations, thug life style and friends, criminal past, but the Media has to sensationalize the story to sell it. They forgot to mention that Zimmerman had stopped following Trevon and was headed back to his vehicle when Trevon broke Zimmerman's nose and beat his head into the sidewalk violently enough to warrant stitches. That Zimmer More..

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  • The cost of the bounty for a new black party member or spike lee is as cheap as a bullet, race baiting bastards need to be taken down a notch and put in jail... right?

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  • Record home foreclosures, really. How about a very liberal government that was handing out mortgages to people who couldn't afford the houses they were signing for asshole.
    gee, I earn 36 Grand per year. I don't have a live in spouse earning any money, I'm driving a new Caddiliac, and my home is valued at 400 Grand. Let's see my mortgage monthly payment is set with NO MONEY DOWN, 30 year mortgage renewable in 5 years, and payments of 2500 bucks per month. My Black ass earns 3000 per month, tops More..

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    • @Less1leg no no it's not because they couldn't afford the loans they applied for, it's the white man oppressing them by giving them a good life and taking it away because they can't afford it.

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    • @MrScabs

      I'm a Porn Actor, down on his luck and out of Viagra.

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    • @MrScabs You are absoloutly right . They don't report all of the voilent crimes commited because the majority are commited by blacks. The liberal media won't admit that fact. I think it is the samr in Britain with "asians".

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  • AS usual.Bullcrap.White Hispanic...blah blah blah.Label it first,then you can whip out the race card.Treyvon didn't get shot because he was black.Idiots need to get that straight.And Zimmerman didn't shoot Treyvon because he was half white.Fucking media and idiots.

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    • @sack Exactly. It's funny, if Zimmerman wanted to shoot the guy, he would have just capped his ass and never called 911 in the first place. White Hispanic. I mean, this is fucking ludicrous. Is Obama a White-African? He's a halfer, so I guess by the NY Times criteria he is.

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    • @yorba
      Agreed.You are what race they want you to be.What ever fits the bill at the time

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  • Zimmerman the "White Hispanic."?? How about Obama the "White African American."?? Just My Thoughts.... ;-)

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  • These parasites like Sharpton and Jackson have set back race relations 35 years. It's unbelievable. Now people in Tulsa are killing blacks at random thanks to Eric Holder's posse, The NEW BLACK PANTHERS running their mouths off and threatening people. And Obama dances in the night....

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  • The bullshit meter is pegged on this one. All of Sharptons race baiting and the Liberal media's feel sorry for Trayvon would not work unless the shooter is white. Does this mean that Obama will be called a white black man. Nonsense. The idiots have taken over the asylum.

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  • Yep...and every mixed race black person from now should be a White African.

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  • ok, since all white people are such "racists" then Obama is a racist as well. He's half white. HAHAHA you dumbass black people voted for a racist. Fuck you. Go eat some chicken and sip on your kool-aid. That's all your good for.
    Oh yea, Trayvon who? Who the fuck is that? Just another filthy coon that got what he desereved? Hmmmmm. Fuck you al sharpton AKA the biggest racist of all time.

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  • They can't be racist unless they can say white. Whites against Blacks is their only argument. So if they say White Indian they can make a case.

    White Cuban, White Muslim, White Chinese, White Korean, White Japanese, ect....

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  • dead on.. just missed the parts about the illegal activities these "activists" participated in during the digital lynch mob and stuff like that..

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  • Emancipation Proclamation

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  • If it were a white kid killed in this situation I wonder what race Zimmerman would be then? (sarc) Wouldn't even make the back page of most newspapers.

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  • I actually had a dream last night Al Sharpton was a dark entity and he wanted to have gay sex with me. It was a terrifying dream.

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  • ahh racism.

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  • I like well hung black men

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  • so i wanna know... factually if the kid was Asian, Mexican, Arab, Indian or the "ever evil" white man... would ppl be rasing hell about it like they are now? im thinking its because they all have nothing else to do like go to work. I really doubt the protesters are friends or related to him. Acting like its so personal to them??? like they grew up together? yea its bad, and zimmerman is a faggot and should prolly go to jail. but wtf are you fags shooting the poloce cars up and hurtin More..

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