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This page is the shared perspective of an American, Black, female Conservative. I share my point on Blacks in American history, Blacks today, current events and politics as it relates to our Republic and as it relates to Black Americans.

Zimmerman isn’t the racist in Trayvon’s case

We’ve all heard about the murder of seventeen year old Trayvon Martin by now. He is the young man that was shot dead by a neighborhood watch guard.

The details of what happened are still too sketchy. Just about the only thing that ISN’T sketchy is the racial overtones devouring this case. You see, the surname of the shooter is Zimmerman and the victim is Black. One thing the mainstream, liberal media loves to do is to sensationalize White on minority crimes.

What we are now finding out about Zimmerman is that he is Hispanic; not White, and is from a multi-racial family. We are also finding out that the initial reports of him using racial slurs were incorrect. Although the racial overtones are glaring, and he has been labeled a racist, there is no evidence thus far to support the claim of racism.

Don’t get me wrong here; I’m not defending Zimmerman. Based on reports, he continued to follow Trayvon when he had been explicitly told not to. I feel but for that decision, Trayvon would not be dead today. And also based on reports, I’m of the opinion that the local police investigated the case poorly. Subsequent to the local police ruling the case self-defense, it appears that important details emerged that contradicts their determination.

I am prepared to allow the special prosecutor and FBI to cross all T’s and dot all I’s in this case. I want to see justice done just as much as anyone else. But because I’m a Conservative and refuse to be propelled by emotions like the vast majority of Blacks, I’ve been accused of being non-caring, not doing enough and standing with Whites (even though Zimmerman is Hispanic) and selling out the Black Community.

It is incredibly unfortunate when ANYONE is murdered. I’m saddened by the death of this young man, and I can not even begin to imagine what his parents must be feeling or their suffering. In 2010, 2,720 parents felt that unimaginable grief. That’s how many Blacks were murdered.

I still do not understand where the national media attention was for the murders of all those men, women and children; or Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton and the mob of angry, protesting Blacks! They mattered as much as Trayvon, right?

Other than abortion (roughly 15 million Black babies murdered, yes murdered, since Roe v. Wade), loss of life doesn’t get more innocent than that of a child’s caught by the stray bullet of a gang banger or drug dealer as they play in their yards or sit in their home watching TV.

Of those 2,720 Blacks murdered in 2010, 2,459 of them were murdered by Blacks. The Black on Black scenario is not exciting enough for the liberal media; nor is there a racial angle for the likes of Sharpton to exploit. In addition, the murderers of many of the victims go unpunished. Unlike the angry mobs that mobilize when a non-Black person kills a Black person, those who know anything about inner city murders are suddenly rendered mute. Hey, who likes a SNITCH? Only snitch if the killer is NOT Black!

Zimmerman may be a racist. It’s just that I have not seen evidence of it thus far. But, the media and the many Black folk ready to hang him without a trial sure seem to be preening some racial feathers.

Have you heard about the thirteen year old Kansas City White teen that was doused with gasoline and set on fire by several Black teens, as they yelled racial epithets? Probably not many of you have. It’s not sensational enough for liberal media.

Liberalism must continue racial divide to survive. Trayvon is sadly being used as a mere tool by the liberal game players, and just as sad and equally disgusting, his parent’s, and that giant, angry mob of Black folk are definitely being played.

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I am a Black Conservative that is focused on politics historically and current as it relates to the Black community. I focus on Black history, the current political climate and current events.

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author avatar Denise O
24th Mar 2012 (#)

First of all, welcome to Wikinut. I (really) look forward to reading more of your work. This is a well written piece. I would also like to point out, you are so right that Zimmerman caused this to happen. He followed when he should have not done so and was even told not to do so. There is no self defense here at all. Once I saw his photo I thought, he looks like my relatives and we are not what you call pearly white now. Yet, even after the photo of Zimmerman was revealed no one corrected this one fact that he is hispanic, until this very article, thank you. Is there racism, sure there is but, if we are not truthful 100% of the time, with our accusations, than we begin to lose each and every racial fight, every time the truth is not being told. I worry for our kids. My son (29 years old) just made me a grandma and I wonder how things will be when my grandson will be in his teens (He is only 21 months old) and it just makes me shake my head in sadness. So many people from my generation (I was born 63) spoke up, taught our kids to judge a person by the content of their character, period! Only to be squashed by all those that will not see the 'truth' or those that see 'their' truth, only to exploit it for 'their' cause, it is really sickening. Lordy, to have another woman on this site that goes to the right, gotta love it! Thank you for presenting me with a 'fact' based article, what a breath of fresh air.:)

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author avatar Followingharriet
25th Mar 2012 (#)

Thanks, Denise. I appreciate your comments. I so want this case to be resolved accurately. I hope people calm down and give the process time. It's incredibly sad from every angle.

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author avatar Melissa Dawn
24th Mar 2012 (#)

Welcome to wikinut Harriet! You write very well and this is a fantastic informative article. Hope to read more of your stuff!

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author avatar Followingharriet
25th Mar 2012 (#)

Thanks for the compliment, Melissa. It's much appreciated!

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author avatar Jonbee.
25th Mar 2012 (#)

Harriet. Are you a Biblical Christian conservative? Or just a tea party Republican Conservative?

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author avatar Followingharriet
25th Mar 2012 (#)

I'm a Conservative because of my faith, Jonbee. And I agree politically with the Tea Party movement... limited govt, less govt intervention, limited govt spending, self sufficiency and cleaning out useless politicians.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
25th Mar 2012 (#)

I join here Denise and Melissa in welcoming you to Wikinut.

Your first page is excellent.

I think the Wikinut readers will certainly enjoy your pages.

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author avatar Following Harriet
25th Mar 2012 (#)

Thank you so much. I have a LOT to say :-)

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author avatar Russell McCloud
25th Mar 2012 (#)

I think this left and right wing stuff is ridiculous. Also, hiding behind a so called conservative or liberal view. Why can't it just be your point of view. Every story can't be publicized and its wrong to constantly use Al Sharp and Jessie as an example. This just tells me you are not as global as you think you are.

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author avatar Following Harriet
25th Mar 2012 (#)

The Conservative point of view is my point of view. And Sharp and Jessie are constantly used as examples because they are constantly pimping race and poverty. And I don't hide.... I'm right here.

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author avatar vpaulose
28th Mar 2012 (#)

Interesting write up, provoking thoughts. Thank you FH for sharing. Requesting your friendship and more writing here.

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author avatar Following Harriet
30th Mar 2012 (#)

Thank you, Sir... appreciate the friendship.

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author avatar DfromTennessee
29th Mar 2012 (#)

I've been seeing many people on social media mention the awful story about the teen set on fire in Kansas City. I have searched for local news stories about it but am unsuccessful. Could you share your source and how you confirmed the details of that story? Thank you.

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author avatar Following Harriet
30th Mar 2012 (#)

Here you go Dfrom Tennessee

http://www.kansascity.com/2012/02/29/3460148/teens-attack-burn-kc-teen-headed.html

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author avatar DfromTennessee
30th Mar 2012 (#)

I checked out the Kansas City Star, but didn't see this. Thank you. That is just horrible. Some people can be so cruel. Please keep us updated on any developments of the young boy's recovery and if they have any leads on the assailants. Sending prayers up for him and his family and that the assailants face the consequences of their actions.

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