Just some candid thoughts on the whole situation. If you would like to comment on what someone else has said, don't be exhaustive. Why not just say your two cents and be done with it?
Here is what I've learned:
I have learned, bar-none, that race relations is still the most passionate, most powerful subject/issue that is on the minds of the black
I don't know what exactly it is they want though. I don't know if they want to talk about it, get some type of compensation for past ills, get special treatment à la native Americans..I don't know.
Maybe, they just want to be angry. Maybe in a perpetual cycle of "epic fail as a race"(those the words of one poster) they have collectively given up on being a citizen of America, and are just stuck with being born here.
Seriously. Save for peanut butter, dribbling a ball, and a few music contributions, what really have blacks contributed to American prosperity? Absolutely nothing. I stand by this statement: Blacks are, and have always been, worse off now, than before the Civil Rights movement.
That's right. We murder each other at exponentially a much greater clip. We have more single, unwed mothers ever. A very high percentage of us are incarcerated. And a majority of Americans view the first ever black President as a failure (ill stop short of saying collosal).
I have learned black people are angry. I'm not. I won't cower in a corner and refuse to talk about race. It is so important we talk about it.
But to kid yourself to the notion that everything is not either political or racial, well, that's doing your conscience, at the least, a disservice.
And let me say lastly, the jury came to the right decision. I think they sympathized with the raw emotions of parents and loved ones, ignored the anger that just always seems to elicit a bad decision (as in the case of the deceased) and rightfully acquitted George Zimmerman.
Unless someone else just has more beef on how shitty us black people have been for the past...well damn, our entire history, just tell us what you learned from this event.
This post was edited on 7/16 at 2:00 pm