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Fri Jul 5, 2013, 06:41 PM

40. Clearly the media and societal and community portrayal of dark skins that does set up....

...the fear factor.

As another anecdote. my parents are Hungarian. They escaped Hungary in 1956. Russians destroying the country from the Left, the Germans from the Right. My mother was 20ish. She clearly remembers the Germnan anti Jewish propoganda machine. Constantly, night after night, news article after article, demonizing Jews. One talking point in particular stuck with her, was the fear of a young woman that would be on the streets after dark, only to be cornered by a jewish man. He only had one thing on his mind and this was indiciative of how Jewish men were demonized.

The fears that a particular 'race' was partial to certain violent behavious, I believe did play into Zimmermans need to shoot first and ask questions later.

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