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  1. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    No one can say for sure that Zimmerman shot Martin because or profiling, but no one can say for sure that he didn’t. What we do know for sure is that black men are treated differently by the system.

    http://www.youthlaw.org/publications/yln/2012/apr_jun_2012/new_national_data_shows_racial_disparities_in_school_discipline/

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324432004578304463789858002.html

  2. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, over 1 year ago

    Nicely done, Jen Sorenson.

  3. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    Actually, the police, the jury and even the FBI have said this had nothing to do with race. Yet, The Great Divider feels the need to make Trayvon being shot while attacking Zimmerman the main concern of blacks in America. As if White errr….Hispanic men are shooting blacks by the thousands because of racist Americans.
    I think there are MUCH bigger issues that need to be addressed in the black community.
    (e.g. Those aren’t Zimmermans killing black youth daily in his hometown of Chicago).

  4. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, over 1 year ago

    @Uncle Joe

    I don’t think there was “intentional” prejudice when Zimmerman profiled Martin, but I think there was “passive”/institutionalised prejudice.
    The kid was profiled. I don’t understand the demonisation of Martin when the whole situation was initiated by ZImmerman.


    Since then blatant racism is definitely present by those who defend Zimmerman’s actions. That indicates that race is still a very big issue and therefore the reaction of those who are prejudiced against are still valid.

  5. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Well both trayvon and Obama were teenage pot smokers. So there is that.

  6. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    As were some 50% of Americans, now and in the past. Your point? After all, pot smoking is supposed to make you more peaceful (some would even say a peaceful zombie) not less, as both parties in this sad affair were (that is Zimmerman and Martin)!!

  7. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    For this time (and not even the only time) I find myself at least somewhat agreeing with you. A properly constituted jury has spoken, and even though we know that there were errors on the part of both parties, the jury has spoken and found a verdict. Now, why don’t we all just move along?

  8. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, over 1 year ago

    Thanks to Harleyquinn and ConserveGov for illustrating Jen’s point.

  9. jonesb

    jonesb said, over 1 year ago

    I took Obama’s comments to mean he was casing houses to burgle 35 years ago. That’s what Martin’s record indicates that he was doing.

  10. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 1 year ago

    When an unarmed black kid in Florida gets shot by someone who is not black (and pursued him against police recommendations), the shooter gets off.
    When a black woman shoots into the air to scare off her abusive ex-husband violating his restraining order, she gets 20 years. Also in Florida.

  11. Gregory Kruse

    Gregory Kruse GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Obama’s in a race war with himself.

  12. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    @motivemagus

    You watch the Colbert Report, too!

  13. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 1 year ago

    Racists, bigots, chauvinists… they all have one core belief: “I need to invent reasons to feel superior to others, because I know that in every way that truly matters, I am utterly deficient.”

  14. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, over 1 year ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    I figure that there are a lot of losers out there who feel better when they hear Rush Limbaugh (or some other right-wing blowhard) blame brown people for all of their problems.

  15. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    Here’s something I don’t understand. Some people argue that the Black community needs to do more to work on their own issues — and to an extent I agree. (I agree to the extent that this expectation is not used to allow others to pretend that there is no racism in the US.) So the Black community says, yes, let’s work on improving ourselves, for example by making sure that our children are educated. So they set up The United Negro College Fund. And then some people (some of the same people who said the Black community should work on its own issues) say that’s a racist organization. It feels as if the Black community is damned if they do and damned if they don’t.

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