Skip to comments.A Year After Trayvon Martin, Who Is Leading the Race Conversation?
Posted on 07/17/2014 10:19:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Though Obama had largely avoided talking about race, he reiterated a poignant comment soon after the verdict acquitting George Zimmerman.
Its been a year since Obama made his Trayvon Martin remarks. Who has been speaking up since?
Saturday marks the year anniversary of when President Barack Obama took the White House podium, unannounced, to weigh in on the verdict in the Trayvon Martin shooting. His extremely personal remarks were notable, considering the president's well-documented tendency to avoid talking about race.
But in the year since Obama's brief moment of candor and concern, the national discourse on race has gone back to business as usual in Washington, where only specific instances and gaffes are cause for comment and consistently fail to curry a sustained conversation. Instead, the year's most gripping race debates unfolded in the world of arts and culture but there too, such discussions were either sensationalized or limited in their reach.
The Martin case, in which white-Hispanic neighborhood watch guard George Zimmerman was found innocent of shooting and killing an unarmed teenager in a gated community, featured public figures in all arenas jumping into the debate and a media that was willing to pay attention. The leaders included a number of national politicians, like Illinois Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush, who was escorted off the House floor for wearing a hoodie in Martins honor, and former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell, who called the verdict questionable.
However, no comments were as surprising or compelling as those made by Obama, the country's first black president, when he ultimately addressed the issue.
You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot I said that this could have been my son. Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago, he said. "And when you think about why, in the African-American community at least, theres a lot of pain around what happened here, I think its important to recognize that the African-American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that doesnt go away."(continued)
Thugs get shot sometimes. It’s generally a good thing.
Once again - Zimmerman is white-Hispanic and Obama is black (guess his white mother doesn’t count)
When will they let this thing die? It is over, the little creep Martin in dead and Zimmerman was found NOT GUILTY. Get over it!
Well, Valerie's lead puppet was trained to hand off most of that task to her favorite minion, Eric Holder, whom she insisted be chosen as Attorney General.
“Whites are ‘racist’” and they owe us forever and they will die out and we are glad of it. (I know that makes no sense how can a disappeared people pay forever, but that is what they say)
Whites are racist and they owe us forever and they will die out and we are glad of it. (I know that makes no sense how can a disappeared people pay forever, but that is what they say)”
When Newark NJ laid off 160 cops a few years ago, I got the impression the payments were being reduced. As American taxpayers flee NJ, those payments will stop altogether. When the “conversation on race” became a “lecture on race”, whites tuned it out and are content to abandon blacks to whatever fate they make for themselves. Racial hatred is minor compared to what we see today: complete indifference.
Interesting is that Trayvon Martins parents never tried to sue Zimmerman....they let the statute of limitations pass.
And, lack of money by a defendant in a homicide is never an excuse to fail to sue. Trayvon was such a violent thug...they never would get a judgment
This is the only sentence you need to read to know you are dealing with a low-information academic. "White-Hispanic"? I thought all whites were Republicans and hated hispanics. I learn this daily in the media.
Secondly, I thought shooting and killing unarmed black teenagers in a gated community was required, not illegal.
Third, what does the Trayvon Martin/Zimmerman case has to do with race? Answer: nothing that wasn't made up in order to incite race hatred among blacks for whites and use the case to make millions of dollars and help re-elect Obama by shaming blacks and preventing them from honestly reviewing Obama's record and from listening to non-Democrats. It's all about keeping blacks on the Democrat Party Plantation.
There is no “race conversation”, there simply can’t be. A “conversation” requires two equally participating sides. What’s happening now is a “lecture”
I think the reason they are so outraged about the case is that they have this intense culturally engrained inferiority complex that drives the need to be able to beat the tar out of anyone that “disses” them without any consequences or reprisals.
When they really want to have a “conversation”, we’ll converse.
We’re not interested in their “lectures” - we’ve heard it all before and know what’s behind it.
He was not a “neighborhood watch guard”. He was part of the Neighborhood Watch organization, of which many people are, who happened to be out on his own errand when he spotted a suspicious person.
Libs don’t want a conversation on race, they want to lecture the rest of us on race.
Florida has a self defense immunity statute. He didn't use it to escape the criminal trial (probably because he would have had the same judge) but had he been sued he could ask for a hearing. A simple preponderance of the evidence that he acted in self defense would make him completely immune to civil suits over it. That wouldn't be hard to show in a case that was an easy acquittal.
Naturally. Holder had already proved his allegiance to the cause by torturing and burning alive the mothers and children at Waco, and by terrorizing a six year old with 130 armed agents while forcibly (and illegally) deporting the kid to Communist Cuba.
What's not to like ? Was there ever a truer-blue communist who more clearly showed loyalty to the State is above human considerations than Comrade Holder, may he rot in hell ?
I would say Haley Barbour and the GOPE trash has dibs currently.
The five people who aren’t worried about the world falling apart, paying their mortgage, inflation, never ending rising food prices, the illegal invasion and demographic implosion of the country, etc.