Skip to comments.George Zimmerman trial raises questions of race and racial language (White guilt warning)
Posted on 06/30/2013 1:19:03 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The trial of George Zimmerman, accused of fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, inevitably and quickly devolved into a contest of who is more racist -- the victim or the accused?
The question was inevitable because the prosecution is basing its case largely on the suggestion that Zimmerman profiled the 17-year-old African-American, allegedly deciding he was a potential threat by virtue of his race.
This assumption was somewhat complicated Thursday during testimony by 19-year-old Rachel Jeantel, a friend of Martin's who was talking to him by cellphone shortly before he was shot. Sidebar: Poor Jeantel. Whether she is a credible witness will be determined by the jury, but the rest of us really ought to cut the girl some slack. She is young, obviously playing on alien turf and having a tough-enough time on the witness stand without further commentary. She may, indeed, be the best argument yet for keeping cameras out of the courtroom, but that is another discussion. Jeantel's contribution to the race discussion included a quote she attributed to Martin when he told her a "creepy-ass cracker" was watching him. No doubt Zimmerman did seem creepy. He was following Martin after all, who, as far as anyone knows with certainty, was merely walking home from a convenience store. Does Martin's use of "cracker" mean he was a racist and, therefore, may have instigated the struggle that, according to the defense, compelled Zimmerman to shoot Martin in self-defense?
Jeantel told defense attorney Don "Knock-Knock" West that, no, she doesn't consider "cracker" a racist term. Apparently, most whites don't either. In street interviews aired Thursday, CNN found that whites are not as offended by the term "cracker" as they are by the N-word......
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The party of the Confederacy feels guilty and pushes that guilt onto the party that beat the Confederacy.
To quote the late great musical genius, Frank Zappa:
I am gross and perverted
I'm obsessed 'n deranged
I have existed for years
But very little had changed
I am the tool of the Government
And industry too
For I am destined to rule
And regulate you
I may be vile and pernicious
But you can't look away
I make you think I'm delicious
With the stuff that I say
I am the best you can get
Have you guessed me yet?
I am the slime oozin' out
From your TV set
You will obey me while I lead you
And eat the garbage that I feed you
Until the day that we don't need you
Don't go for help...no one will heed you
Your mind is totally controlled
It has been stuffed into my mold
And you will do as you are told
Until the rights to you are sold
That's right, folks..
Don't touch that dial
Well, I am the slime from your video
Oozin' along on your livin'room floor
I am the slime from your video
Can't stop the slime, people, lookit me go
Martin also called Zimmerman a “ni——” too. Parker does not want to mention that
White Guilt Liberalism is more dangerous than Black Racism...White Guilt Liberals are enablers
You have to understand that “n****r” is Ebonics for “person”.
That’s why they use that word with such regularity.
so, if you are not offended by a word, then the word is not racist. Got it. Thanks.
Here’s a real racists at work. Kathleen Parker thinks some blacks are too dim witted to be held to account for disrespectful, slovenly speech and using racially charged terms. No black person can be racist because they were trampled so badly by history that the spirit simply isn’t in them.
This woman is as bigoted as they come.
Kathleen Parker was one of the women who loudly derided Sarah Palin when she was running for VP ...
Speak for yourself ya moron.
Creepy as cracker is slang for homosexual male thus her cment. “He might be a rapist ——Run! “
TM also a homophobe ! A reason to start the fight?
useful idiots writing guilt articles for white folk to read
Frank Zappa quote ping!
What does Paula Deen say about all this?
He was following Martin after all, who, as far as anyone knows with certainty, was merely walking home from a convenience store.
The Big Lie
Let me see if I can follow her logic. A guy in a dark hoodie is walking around the neighborhood in the rain apparently “casing” houses. Another guy who happens to be riding by sees him and gets suspicious and attempts to see what he’s up to. The guy in the hoodie is the normal one and other guy is the creepy one. Got it.
We know with certainty that Trayvon Martin was merely walking home.
We don't know with certainty that Trayvon Martin viciously attacked George Zimmerman, inflicting injuries that would give any rational person a justifiable fear for his life. Interesting perspective.
Yo, that dawg don’t hunt no mo’! No white guilt here.
Here Parker tries to get back in the good graces of the racialists by (1)insinuating Martin is innocent and Zimmerman is guilty (2) Zimmerman (with Black and Hispanic ancestry) is a “white” person (3) the star witness for the prosecution is an unfortunate poor person who is not responsible for her actions including lying on the stand and (4) white people cannot be called derogatory terms by a black person because the n word is more offensive, and besides, Blacks can’t be racists. She doesn’t claim the latter, but reading between the lines she implies it. She’s probably got a Trayvon Martin photo on the wall in her office. The young photo.
CNN found that whites are not as offended by the term “cracker” as they are by the N-word......
The N-word doesn’t offend me at all. and we Crackers cannot get as offended as blacks no mater how we try. Because we aren’t brought up and taught hatred from the day of birth onward.
A black can call me anything they like, mostly I have been called a M-F’er and even that doesn’t bother me much because I look at the poor pathetic racist POS doing the calling and Thank God I am not him/her.
I’m no more offended by “cracker” than I am by the word “gringo”. Both are humorous to me.
Kathleen Parker is a skank.
You forgot the 4” diameter hoop earrings.
Nice job though!
The same can be said about your articles, Kathleen.
THe apologist pile-on coming from the usual panderers is pathetic.
“I hate white people. All of them”
You gonna have to kill some Crackers. We gonna have to kill some of their babies”
That second pic, of a black teen giving the finger, is not Trayvon Martin.
There is always a market for liberals who pretend to be conservatives: Smerconish in Philly; David Brooks at NYT; and this air-head. Truth is Peggy Noonan isn’t much better—and she’s even more annoying.
Good point. That's one of the things I like about conservatives in general and about FR in particular. We care about the facts. I should have looked at it more carefully before posting.
“White Guilt Liberalism is more dangerous than Black Racism...White Guilt Liberals are enablers”
Marcia Clark of O.J. trial infamy was on Judge Jeanine last night and was claiming that GZ’s “self defense” claim would only be valid if a reasonable person thought he was in imminent danger of death or serious bodily harm, that he may subjectively have thought he was in danger but that a reasonable person might not given that his injuries were not severe enough...sounded like she was hoping for a “manslaughter” verdict.
1) she clearly has an IQ no greater than 75
You’re too kind....
That’s just it, GZ WAS in danger of death of major injury. his “ground and pound” thing which you see in MMA fights is significantly more dangerous than anything you ever used to see in fights 40 years ago. You might could feel good about being involved in something like that if there’s a referee there to stop the proceedings before anybody gets seriously hurt, but there was no referee there for Zimmerman...
Thats just it, GZ WAS in danger of death or major injury. this ground and pound thing which you see in MMA fights is significantly more dangerous than anything you ever used to see in fights 40 years ago. You might could feel good about being involved in something like that if theres a referee there to stop the proceedings before anybody gets seriously hurt, but there was no referee there for Zimmerman...
She also has her head implanted firmly up obama’s backside.
“Ground and pound” has been around as long as there has been fights, used it myself more than once.
Does Ms Parker pretend that the girl could even read the column?
"Thank you for calling the "blind" US court system. Para Espanol, marke el numero uno. If you is Black English, punch number 2, n***a. If you a creepy ass cracka, hang up."
Would not GZ’s “excited utterances” during the beating best confirm the fact that he was in fear of great injury or death?
If GZ is screaming like that, is he not in a submissive situation and then Trayvon is escalating the fight with unnecessary force?
I have told people in my office to knock off the rapper talk
nonot “rapist” rape iss
Zappa - best concert ever.
I love listening to these yankee libs telling us how Southern blacks talk. If you heard the testimony about what Trademark said you would know she had been coached to sound more PC. Most blacks wouldn’t say creepy. What Trademark likely called Zimmerman was a Gay Ass Cracker referring to him being a Pussy Ass White Boy. That was Trademark saying he wasFitten to Beat him down.
Been ages since I read Porker. I can see I haven’t missed much.
The big lie comes pretty early in this article. The assumption was not made "complicated", it was made crystal-clear by her specific statement that she considered it a racial issue because Trashcan called GZ a "cracker".