Quotes on the Zimmerman trial

Trayvon Benjamin Martin is dead because he and other black boys and men like him are seen not as a person but a problem,” the Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock, the senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, told a congregation once led by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
That quote made me think of the time in a faculty meeting a teacher stood to talk about what he termed the “problem” of minorities on campus. My daughter was a student there at the time and I wondered what problem it was she presented to this man, who, I am sure, would have said, “I don’t see color.”
Then this:

But even race’s role in the case became a matter of a debate. One of Mr. Zimmerman’s lawyers, Mark O’Mara, said he also thought the outcome would have been different if his client were black — but for reasons entirely different from those suggested by people like Mr. Fard.

“He never would have been charged with a crime,” Mr. O’Mara said.

“This became a focus for a civil rights event, which again is a wonderful event to have,” he said. “But they decided that George Zimmerman would be the person who they were to blame and sort of use as the creation of a civil rights violation, none of which was borne out by the facts. The facts that night were not borne out that he acted in a racial way.”

Right. Nothing in what Zimmerman said indicated any sort of racial profiling???. These people really do think we are stupid.

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