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Response to SlipperySlope (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 01:40 PM

5. i call bullshit

i am saying that zimmerman apologists are racists. whether they know they are racists or not is another story, hence my post.
the evidence is pretty clear...only in america is there this need to morph a clearly racially-motivated crime into something else, e.g., blaming the victim.

This is the kind of shit my post addresses, one that assumes Martin was the aggressor.

So is this an excuse for not being able to handle being under suspicion?

That blacks are under so much suspicion that it's alright to fight it out with whoever finds you suspicious.

I'm white and I can handle it when someone finds me to be suspicious. Just because some old lady doesn't know why I'm standing at the bus stop is not my problem. Because I know I'm not doing anything illegal. So yes, I brush it off and move on. I don't confront the old lady because people find me suspicious.

Didn't Trayvon know he wasn't doing anything illegal? Yes he probably did. But he just couldn't handle Zimmerman's suspicion onto him.
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