Everybody’s going to be talking about the Zimmerman verdict in terms of the Great Racial Divide, so I’d like to point out that some of the best post-verdict #trayvon tweets have come from African-Americans. Here are a few:
For the case presented … the jury got it right. Saw that coming a mile away.
Premeditated murder? No. Not close.
And some of the tweets that are the most grotesquely out of line with the facts seem to have come from whites:
Zimmerman admitted to following and murdering
#trayvon. Wtf made the jury think that was justified action?
This verdict makes no sense! Zimmerman hunted Trayvon down & killed him like an animal!
(I note without comment that both the tweeters above described themselves as involved in some sort of mental health advocacy.)
Then there are the simply deranged of all colors. Exhibit A is this white idiot:
Zimmerman will have created a whole new profitable industry for the American rightwing: MURDERING UNARMED BLACK TEENAGERS
Equal time for an equally crazy black woman:
Every single mom in FL, lock up ur teenagers! There r six moms (the jury) in FL who think its ok 4 crazies 2 shoot & kill ur kids!
The most ambiguous post came from a white woman who doesn’t seem to know where the trial was held:
I mean, I might agree with her, or I might think she’s nuts. It all depends on which “terrible things” she’s talking about.
But there just ain’t no other crazy like this kind of crazy:
Looks like Royce is determined to help raise a whole new generation with an untethered sense of grievance. Which means that 20 years from now we’ll still be seeing sad, helpless messages like this one:
Killed by the same race due to discrimination’s legacy. Killed by the opposite race due to discrimination’s legacy.
Yes, wasn’t that originally said by Frederick Douglass? Discrimination’s legacy means never being responsible for your own actions.