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IT WASN'T ABOUT TRAYVON
boblonsberry.com ^ | 07/15/13 | Bob Lonsberry

Posted on 07/15/2013 6:10:55 AM PDT by shortstop

It wasn’t about Trayvon.

It was about Zimmerman.

Specifically, it was about Zimmerman’s skin.

It was white.

That’s what caused the upset, that’s what drove the charges, that’s what brought the trial.

As the president – the same president who conjectured that his own son would have looked like Trayvon – urges us to calm and reflection, we should calmly reflect upon what made this incident unique.

Sadly, it was not the shooting death of a young black man.

There is nothing unique about the shooting death of a young black man. That tragedy plays out with predictable regularity as urban America genocides itself.

The crocodile tears about the loss of Trayvon and all the years and adventures life had ahead of him don’t ring true. It does not seem likely that many beyond the poor lad’s family and friends would be particularly perturbed by his death.

I say that based on how we respond to all the others.

All across urban America, young black men’s lives are snuffed out daily. You don’t hear Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson saying much about them. There are seldom calls for prosecutions – there is seldom cooperation with police investigating the slayings.

The shameful fact is that the steady stream of slain black men is ignored by almost everyone.

So why this one?

Why do we know this one’s name?

Certainly, the others are as loved by family and friends as was Trayvon, and many are as innocent, and many are more so.

What was different about this killing?

Zimmerman’s skin.

The only variable is that Zimmerman is white.

Kind of.

His white status was assigned by the press, contrary to his own self-identification as Hispanic, but he’s white.

From a genetic standpoint, Zimmerman is just as Hispanic as the president is black. From a cultural standpoint, he’s more so. The president, after a boyhood in Indonesia, was raised in a white home in a white community. Zimmerman was raised in an Hispanic neighborhood by a mother whose English is still heavily accented with Spanish.

But to fit the narrative of the activists and the press, and to galvanize the black vote in an important election year, he needed to be white.

So white he was.

Countless young black men lose their lives to violence, overwhelmingly at the hands of other young black men, and nobody seems to notice. Jesse doesn’t come to town, Al doesn’t pound the pulpit, the president doesn’t speak from the Rose Garden.

America, including black America, looks the other way.

But not this time.

And that illustrates the hypocrisy and double standard of current American race relations.

It wasn’t love for Trayvon and whatever metaphor he represented that drove some to such upset, it was bigotry against the race of the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who shot him.

If Zimmerman hadn’t been white, there wouldn’t have been any charges in this case and there certainly wouldn’t have been a trial. And even if this mythical non-white Zimmerman were to have been arrested and tried, no one would have noticed.

Because countless trials and plea bargains go on each day. And not a one of them moves the needle.

It wasn’t solidarity with Trayvon, it was antipathy for Zimmerman. Astoundingly, large portions of the population – particularly large portions of the black population – ignore the holocaust against young black men.

And that’s what this case should point up.

There is an ongoing slaughter of young black men, overwhelmingly by other young black men, and the destruction of life is horrifying.

That’s the issue.

Not respect for hoodies.

Not rolling back self-defense laws.

Not getting more money for civil rights groups or building careers for politicians and activists.

Trayvon is the exception, legions of other young black men are the rule.

It is immoral to exploit his death and ignore theirs. And it is immoral to pretend that his death represents a great societal threat while theirs does not. Trayvon has been a diversion, exploited by activists, reporters and a president. A diversion from the troubles facing our country, and from the butchery of a rising generation by black-on-black violence.

So let’s face the facts.

If we truly care about those who are slain or endangered. If we truly want to keep more young black men alive. If we are going to be honest, we need to recognize that the greatest threat to these lads is not people like George Zimmerman.

It’s people like themselves.

People who look like the president’s son, if he had one.


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: sanford; trayvon; zimmerman
After five years of " The Great Uniter" the racial situation in our country has never been worse. I don't see this situation ending well.
1 posted on 07/15/2013 6:10:56 AM PDT by shortstop
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To: shortstop

This is a well-written article.


2 posted on 07/15/2013 6:15:54 AM PDT by Catsrus (`)
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To: shortstop

Precisely.


3 posted on 07/15/2013 6:15:56 AM PDT by Cap'n Crunch
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To: shortstop; All
Here's the 2 minute quote by the mulato
4 posted on 07/15/2013 6:17:12 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: shortstop

5 posted on 07/15/2013 6:17:50 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: shortstop

I can’t believe how much HATE there is in this country, all based on purposefully false racism, and a paranoid radical racist mindset from black “leaders” and white “enablers”.


6 posted on 07/15/2013 6:18:29 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: shortstop

The Zimmerman trial was an example of Soviet “people’s justice” The prosecutors and the judge were left wing hack political apparatchiks and were following orders. The only thing that saved Zimmerman was that they were at least this time unable to stack or intimidate the jury.


7 posted on 07/15/2013 6:19:26 AM PDT by allendale
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To: shortstop

Obama is the most divisive President in the nation’s history.


8 posted on 07/15/2013 6:20:17 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: shortstop
the greatest threat to these lads is not people like George Zimmerman.

It’s people like themselves.

About that 'honest' discussion that Eric Holder alluded to?????

9 posted on 07/15/2013 6:22:07 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: shortstop

Do any of Team Witch and the 3 Flying Monkeys carry?


10 posted on 07/15/2013 6:24:02 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: shortstop
OBVIOUSLY

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In 513 Days Between Trayvon Dying and the Zimmerman Trial Verdict, 11,106 Blacks Have Been Murdered by OTHER BLACKS

11 posted on 07/15/2013 6:25:15 AM PDT by Fawn (In a World of Information, Ignorance is a Choice.)
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To: shortstop

Not only “white” skin, but they thought they had a Jew. That triggered most of the reaction before all the facts became known, in my not-so-humble opinion.


12 posted on 07/15/2013 6:25:31 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: LibFreeUSA
I can’t believe how much HATE there is in this country, all based on purposefully false racism...

Satan is diligently pursuing his work.

13 posted on 07/15/2013 6:27:55 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: shortstop

Until the verdict, non white people just had to let blacks do whatever they wanted to

Now it is plain if a thug is attacking you you can fight him no matter what hue he is


14 posted on 07/15/2013 6:29:50 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: allendale
The Zimmerman trial was an example of Soviet “people’s justice” The prosecutors and the judge were left wing hack political apparatchiks and were following orders. The only thing that saved Zimmerman was that they were at least this time unable to stack or intimidate the jury.

The jurors did something that wasn't written in the script.

15 posted on 07/15/2013 6:30:22 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: JimRed

Hadn’t thought of that, but, the big picture, and I mean THE BIG PICTURE, is that the people of the world/Satan HATE the people of God - and “Zimmerman” sure sounds like one of God’s people.

Add to that the possibility of delegitimizing self-defense from thuggery, and you have a very popular case.


16 posted on 07/15/2013 6:30:48 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Catsrus

Everything I hate about Bob Lonsberry’s writing style seems to have gotten worse.


17 posted on 07/15/2013 6:32:20 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: shortstop

If racial unrest follows Zimmerman jury decision, blame it on Activist Obama
Saturday, July 13, 2013 12:08:14 PM · 18 of 26
mosesdapoet to rktman
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3042477/posts
This is reference to an editorial run in Canada Free Press. The Canadians got it right.! Too bad half of the so called conservatives talk show hosts I’ve been listening to can’t seem to be willing to connect the dots to what a heavy hand his imperious highness played in this example of socialist justice meted out to serve the policies of the state . Turning this into a show trial replete with wall to wall tv coverage.

.For certain since the not guilty verdict has been rendered the facts of this case are still being concealed by the media such as pictures of both side by side they look like cousins. The mixed area that Zimmerman was a “watch captain” in was struggling with single and groups of young blacks on the prowl.,In some instances armed, preying on homeowners.in his area..That area wasn’t even examinined because it wouldn’t fit their agenda.. Which if done ,if true journalisim existed, because that might explain his action of surveilance . In many watch areas that’s done frequently when the subject disappears from view.

Even after learning the shooter was a staunch Obama supporter, not Jewish, and a very dark skinned “hispanic” Obama did nothing to curtail the hyperbole or tone down his edict creating this as a racist episode. The socialists controlling the media propaganda machine oblidged.. They began claiming the neighborhood watch captain was a “white hispanic” .or used a picture of a 12 year old Martin instead of the 6 foot 165 pound person he was vs the smaller 140 pound neighborhood watch captain. Worse yet allowed his US Attorney General to use questionable activities to promote a show trial and ignored using a threat of prosecution to black militant groups threatening the watch captain’s life.

Meanwhile attacks by black groups on selected happless white victims which wind in their death get ignored by the mainline socialist messengers MSM service and black on black killings many of the age of the so called victim is likewise same-o same-o.

But it does demonstrate that the term “liberal” should not be applied to todays MSM . These are die hard socialists incapable of independent thinking. Designing their propaganda into a political campaign disguised as “news” to advance whatever the cause is edicted by their leader and goose-stepping in unison to that command.


18 posted on 07/15/2013 6:34:25 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: shortstop

Spot on analysus. Tried to avoid the subject with a black friend on saturday before the verdict. He was not ready to except the overwhelming evidence supporting self defence.
Just kept saying an unarmed seventeen year old left the house and did not come back. He didnt come back because he
use very poor judgement in asaulting an armed individual.


19 posted on 07/15/2013 6:39:03 AM PDT by SAWTEX
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To: shortstop

Ahhh, fresh air... sad how many prefer the smells of the gutter...


20 posted on 07/15/2013 6:39:40 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: SAWTEX

And the solution, for leftists and racists,

would be for that individual to not be able to be armed or legitimately defend himself from the assault.


21 posted on 07/15/2013 6:40:23 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: shortstop

There is so much more to the case than the jury got to see but at the end of the day they did the right thing. So much more:

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/05/24/11860887-year-before-trayvon-martin-shooting-george-zimmerman-criticized-sanford-police-as-lazy-disgusting?lite


22 posted on 07/15/2013 6:43:41 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (NO MORE IRS!)
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To: Fawn

This ONE fact NEEDS to go viral!!!!


23 posted on 07/15/2013 6:47:11 AM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: shortstop

TELL ME HOW WHAT IS GOING ON TO ZIMMERMAN ANY DIFFERENT THAN A LYNCH MOB FROM THE PAST! IT IS DISGUSTING!!! WHERE ARE WHITE PEOPLE DECRYING PREJUDICE?


24 posted on 07/15/2013 6:47:48 AM PDT by dgkb
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To: Cap'n Crunch

If I were George, I’d hit the tanning beds, don a sombrero, and begin talking with Spanish language media at every opportunity.

Give Obama and Holder maximum indigestion on their decision as to whether to file kangaroo court Civil Rights charges.
It would really open up the Black vs. Hispanic fissure that is looming for the Democrat Party.


25 posted on 07/15/2013 6:49:15 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: shortstop

We have a number of Black conservatives on Free Republic. It is my prayer that Freepers will not lump all blacks together. Not aimed at anyone in particular, just saying........


26 posted on 07/15/2013 6:50:51 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: shortstop

I think instead of saying that this was because Zimmerman has white skin, we should say that this was because Zimmerman is a Hispanic.

Because it shows that leftist liberal Democrats care far more for blacks than they do for Hispanics. Even if the very lives of the Hispanics are in jeopardy, Democrats will support criminal blacks before Hispanics.


27 posted on 07/15/2013 6:51:22 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: shortstop
THOUSANDS of black children and young people are murdered each year.

Blacks ACCUSE whites of crimes against them. Of whites murdering blacks.

Then WHAT makes this case so unusual?

Because its one of the FEW times (not non existant) that a NON BLACK person, actually killed a black person.

At the rate young black people are dieing in the inner cities, there ought to be cases like this weekly. Instead, the news is filled with stories of black people being murdered, with no mention whatsoever of the race of the murderer.

If NON WHITES were killing black young people at the rates claimed by the black community, there would virtually need to be a caravan of cars with NON WHITES hanging out, shooting everyone in sight.

Don't you think whites in a black neighborhood are a little noticeable?

28 posted on 07/15/2013 6:54:01 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: JimRed

Not only “white” skin, but they thought they had a Jew. That triggered most of the reaction before all the facts became known, in my not-so-humble opinion.


I think you may be right. If you run the rhetoric railing against “the bankers” and “the rich” and “the 1%” through the translator machine you come out with much the same result.


29 posted on 07/15/2013 6:55:01 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: shortstop

Excellent writing! The white have not failed the blacks, the blacks have failed themselves. They have not taken advantage of what America was trying to offer them, instead millions of Trayvons would rather be a punk.


30 posted on 07/15/2013 6:56:52 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: shortstop

yep the only time a black life has any value to the black establishment is when that life can be used as an excuse to attack white people. The object being revenge for history, a history that, BTW, most blacks of today weren’t even a part of because they weren’t even born yet.


31 posted on 07/15/2013 7:00:14 AM PDT by Cubs Fan (If the republican party wants to be the democrat lite party then they don't need my vote)
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To: shortstop

If blacks get serious about black on black violence, it will mean having to criticize what they are doing to their culture, and that isn’t going to happen. If they can’t blame white man, they won’t won’t go there.

I wonder what GZ thinks about being suddenly white. He went his entire life not being white, but let a black kid call him a cracker, and beat the hell out of him, and suddenly he is white. GZ would probably like to go back to being a brown skinned mulatto. Had George been a shade or two darker, we wouldn’t know who he is. He would have been a black man killing another black in self defense. George’s mistake was being part Jew. He should have claimed he comes from the black, Ethiopian Jews.


32 posted on 07/15/2013 7:01:50 AM PDT by pallis
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To: shortstop

If anyone has a “civil rights case” to file it’s Zimmerman and it’s multiple cases against the media, the government at all levels including the POTUS and large numbers of hate filled individuals. he and his lawyers could own this country.


33 posted on 07/15/2013 7:09:44 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: Catsrus
Actually, it is as poorly conceived as the screeds over at Salon.com.
Zimmerman's skin is darker than white, lighter than most Africans. He is 1/8 African, 3/8 Native South American, and 1/2 Caucasian.

People are not dogs. There is no virtue in a pedigree. And people of multiple ethic origins don't need to have to pick which one to be and which others to exclude. All of your grandparents are equally your grandparent. Even if they come from different ancestry.

Our strength is not in our diversity. Our strength is in our unity. Out of many, one. There is a rendering of that which used to be taught in the schools.

In this whole mess, the attempt to deny that people have a basic right of self defense was nasty and ugly when it was displayed in public. But:

That was not even slightly more nasty or divisive as the widely displayed notion that people could shove another human being into whichever racial box they chose to make it fit their political agendas with no regard to that person's actual ancestry.

We don't need any racial purity police trying to keep people in separate groups. It doesn't matter what political faction the people attempting that are otherwise engaged in either.

34 posted on 07/15/2013 7:20:25 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: shortstop

If the media and black “leaders” don’t care about black-on-black crime, they care about black-on-white crime even less. Why was Trayvon such a tragedy and a big deal, and not Christian and Newsome? There wasn’t even a possibility of “self-defense” in that case. It was just vicious torture and murder.


35 posted on 07/15/2013 7:25:28 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: shortstop

I wonder if someone will take up a collection for a “Zimmerman security fund”. A fund not listed in any way as being part of Zimmerman’s assets, so it cannot be taken away in a court decision; but dedicated to paying for his relocation, if necessary, maybe even plastic surgery, certainly a home security system and weapons.


36 posted on 07/15/2013 7:28:40 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Catsrus

...”This is a well-written article”...

This is about the ideology and personal political aims of the American left..Our hijacked institutions, our media, and our governments. Thank God, our legal system worked because of six women who were not willing to enter the deceit, regardless of the pressure to do so. Mom’s and those who love their Mom’s look to what will happen beyond their time through the actions of today. Today, we might look at them kind of like they are “Founding Mother’s.” I often find comfort in music because I am a musician..This a.m., I turned to one of my favorites recorded by ‘Ol Blue Eyes, himself around 1946, and the words apply today to those of us who still love America ..Please listen in honor of those six jurors who gave us a glimpse of THE HOUSE I LIVE IN, through their decision for George Zimmerman on Saturday. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuMbIZjksn4


37 posted on 07/15/2013 7:31:59 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: shortstop

Nice, very good article. Very good.


38 posted on 07/15/2013 7:34:48 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: shortstop

The same with South Africa. Blacks there were treated better than minority tribe blacks in other African countries, but the “suppressor” were “evil whites” so that got all the attention. The world is full of simple people with simplistic minds.

they can’t comprehend the bigger picture.


39 posted on 07/15/2013 7:44:32 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (sue the DNC for the IRS abuse! Can RICO laws be used against the DNC?)
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To: LibFreeUSA
I can’t believe how much HATE there is in this country, all based on purposefully false racism, and a paranoid radical racist mindset from black “leaders” and white “enablers”.

I can't believe how many FReepers were unaware of this "HATE" before Zer0 came to power or at least before the Zimmerman incident.

40 posted on 07/15/2013 7:51:41 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: JimRed

>>>Not only “white” skin, but they thought they had a Jew. That triggered most of the reaction before all the facts became known, in my not-so-humble opinion.<<<

I agree, especially considering the Florida = Jewish connection. Once they had discovered their mistake, it was too late to pull back. I’ve been saying this for the past year.


41 posted on 07/15/2013 9:01:15 AM PDT by redpoll
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To: redpoll

There is a fund of hate connected to hating God’s chosen people, and it spills over continually in human behaviors because the source of that irrational hatred is the father of lies, a murderer from the start. So when we see a rising fountain of hatred it is not unusual for it to have a hatred of Jews component. Sad that the rumbling flashfools cannot comprehend whom they are serving. But such is the history of humanity. Then again, we have the example of Ahasuerus and his coming to consciousness regarding the motivator of Haman in his hatred of Mordecai. It might give us a sliver of hope for these sad fools so easily herded.


42 posted on 07/15/2013 9:10:11 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: shortstop

Bump to top.


43 posted on 07/15/2013 9:15:40 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: headstamp 2
Obama is the most divisive President in the nation’s history.

Obama has set race relations in this country back decades, but he has had a world of help. The Communists in the media who seek to divide American Society have been playing right along with the entire divide and conquer gambit, and were the ones who pushed for all the programs which have been growing cause for resentment along racial lines, on both sides. Their fellow travelers in the education industry have made a formidable contribution to the situation as well.

44 posted on 07/15/2013 11:18:10 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: shortstop
His white status was assigned by the press, contrary to his own self-identification as Hispanic, but he’s white.

"Hispanic" (and "Latino") isn't a "race". Hispanics can be White or Black, usually in the USA people called "Hispanic" are of mixed Indian and White ancestry (like most Mexicans).

45 posted on 07/15/2013 4:53:24 PM PDT by Impy (Bring back the spoils system.)
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To: mountn man

All true. But next time please remember the word is “dying” and not “dieing.” DO NOT GIVE OUR ENEMIES AMMO TO CALL US IGNORANT. Thanks.


46 posted on 07/15/2013 5:17:11 PM PDT by gemoftheocean (...geez, this all seems so straight forward and logical to me...)
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