Is it ok to assume that just because this 17 year old victim is a black man that it is plausible to believe that he actually was able to overtake and accost this Brawney 30 year old and cause that much damage–Only because of our inherit and preconceived notions that ALL black males are violence-prone and can are NATURALLY STRONGER than others. This is the stuff of the debt of ignorance that fueled the oppressive and violent Jim Crow Period even as slavery was abolished.
People use your logic and not your natural inclination to succumb to racist stereotypes.

CNN Belief Blog

By Mark I. Pinsky, special to CNN

Sanford, Florida (CNN) – As opening arguments begin, courtroom seats are at a premium at the trial of George Zimmerman, charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager.

But in an unusual arrangement, four seats in the second row, just steps from the jury box, have been assigned to a group called “Sanford Pastors Connecting.”

The multi-racial ministerial association has pledged to bear witness to the high-profile proceedings during the trial and to keep the peace afterward.

All of the clergy in the courtroom project have agreed to support the jury’s verdict in the racially-charged case, which sparked large rallies and marches led by civil rights figures like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.

View original post 609 more words