The following posted comment was on a message board and is so on point it deserves to be shared. They were/are discussing the Trayvon case, the author’s name is Joan Foster and she captures the entire systemic issue succinctly:
We now live in a time of effective Racial Temper Tantrums. Facts don’t matter. Like brats in the grocery store with a harried Mom…these Race Pimps scream till a weary nation gives them their way.
George Zimmerman is on trial for saving his own life. He is on trial for “profiling” a Black teenager…unseen before in the neighborhood… when that neighborhood was under seige from Black teen thugs.
It hurts the African-American community to have us speak of the crime statistics involving so many Black youth…so we are silenced by the “SHUT-UP” word: RACIST! too many cannot control their own children so their answer is to demand we tolerate crime and deny the problem.
It’s OUR FAULT for seeing the color of the criminals.
Like the Emporer’s new Clothes…we must only have certain responses to any Black issue: pity or praise.
BRATS (Blacks-Rejecting-Any-Truthful-Statistics) shut down the reality of the problems in their community by demanding that we deny them.
To “watch” is “to profile” and that can bring Federal charges.
Race Pimps can drag George Zimmerman into court but they cannot muzzle the truth with their tactics forever.
This case is another abomination of racial coddling. It is taking our BRAT problem to a new level…because we are now seeing the Duke Hoax was no outlier.
At some point, some politicans will have to put on their Big Boy pants and face down this problem…because we are not going to let “sensitivity” steal our children’s lives. – Joan Foster