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"If your not working to protect hunting/AMERICA, Then you are working to destroy it"
OMG, you guys. <stretches eyes>
You people encouraging this, you should have your rum rations suspended. You know who you are.
Z's a registered voter and--presumably, therefore--a US citizen. He's not SPANISH. His dad is "white," and his mom is "hispanic," of Peruvian descent, whatever the hell that might mean, perhaps mixed Amerindian and...yes...Spanish.
Last edited by David in OR; 03-29-2012 at 11:35 AM.
So Zimmerman is of mixed race just like the POTUS. How come the big "O" is always called african-american, while this guy is called white?
"White" people get uptight around "black" people all the time. That has consequences for "black" people. It seems to me dishonest to pretend otherwise.
My comment was more of a rhetorical question; the media and protestors have labled Zimmerman as "white." It was focused at people like Sharpton, Jackson, Rush, and others that like to use the black vs. white mentality. Quite simply, Zimmerman is as white as Obama is.
Ultimately in the context of the shooting, race shouldn't (and doesn't) matter. A teen that may or may not have been doing something wrong is dead, and a man that may or may not have been attacked is possibly facing some serious charges.
Last edited by Bedlam; 03-29-2012 at 01:17 PM.
I agree, it shouldn't matter. But it does, sadly, in weird ways.
That's the problem with history, it doesn't stay in the past just because we want it to. It's like older adults bringing "baggage" to new relationships. Inevitable.
I might be more impressed by all this hoorah if I saw similar outpouring of concern when a young black kid gets murdered by another young black kid. Most murdered blacks are killed by other blacks, but this fact doesn't seem to be exciting to Sharpton et al.
The Trayvon Martin case is the perfect example of anyone with an axe to grind (from both "sides") using something for their own purposes.
Few of the facts are out, and no one besides Zimmerman knows what really happened. Period.
Last edited by Smokepole; 03-29-2012 at 01:51 PM.
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