And it’s just like the rest the rest of my new beginnings.
It reminds me of those stores that always keep the “grand opening” banner in the window.
And even the phrase – “new beginning”… What an asinine thing to say. Is there another kind of beginning?
Sounds like “free gift”, “round circle”, “déjà vu all over again”.
Heard the uproar over Zimmerman yet? Yeah – its become a racial thing. Black people and black people sympathizers are seemingly outraged that a skittles-toting child was gunned down and the killer, a “white Hispanic” was found not-guilty at trial. At least that’s their rallying cry.
Notice I used the term “White Hispanic”. That’s America’s free press at work, taking sides, and in this case, the side of the black community.
Hispanics are otherwise counted as down-trodden minorities by the press. Just not in this case. In this instance Hispanics are White – otherwise we wouldn’t be able to create a racial divide!
And wouldn’t that suck.
But the merits seemed more like this: the Hispanic man, being on neighborhood watch, challenged what he thought was a suspicious-looking young black male walking through his neighborhood in the dark. Somehow this challenge dramatically escalated, and the Hispanic male found himself on the ground with the black male atop of him, and his head being pounded into the pavement. At that apparent moment of cusp, when the Hispanic male believed his life in danger, removed a revolver from his pocket and shot the black male attacker.
There were no eyewitnesses to how the ruckus started, but one eyewitness saw the black male on top of the Hispanic male.
And we can assume these notions in mitigation and aggravation: The black male looked suspicious to the Hispanic because he had the hood of a sweatshirt pulled over his head, creating the stereotypical black male whose probably up to something.
The black male was angered by the challenge made by the Hispanic, even referring to the Hispanic as a “cracker”. We even sympathize – why stereotype young black males as trouble-makers.
There’s probably more, but these ideas to me seem the most salient.
And from them I understand the shooting, and can find no fault in the jury’s decision. Had I been a jurist on this case I would have voted likewise.
So that leaves the black community with this deep anger that once again, a young black male died solely because he was black. In simple terms – the unarmed victim was black and the man who got away with shooting him was an acceptable surrogate for a white guy – there you have it!
And many of us scratch our heads and wonder how the various African American illuminates in our society are so outraged? What injustice we cry?
Perhaps to be African American is to feel the heavy burdens from a past America. I honestly don’t know – but in such a vernacular, it must be tough for many African Americans to really give a crap about the merits of a single case, even if it might have been adjudged fairly.
Just spit-balling here… There’s more to this case than the brief courtroom drama that was splayed on our TV’s recently – its far deeper than that; more global than that.
To Africa America – my condolences on your loss. Honest – although I can’t understand all of it, I get it that its from the heart and that you’re hurting.
Next up – I think I’ll chat about “stand your ground”.