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  •  Well said (1+ / 0-)
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    White Racist Zimmerman got away with murder.

    The trial is a travesty of justice.

    Only with more immigration with more progressive immigrant voters can we overturn these racist laws that empower racists like Zimmerman.

    •  Hispanic not white (0+ / 0-)

      Get it right or don't comment

      •  That's disputable but your rudeness is not. (1+ / 0-)
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      •  Perception (2+ / 0-)
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        He is not a visible minority.  He looks white and that is how he is perceived.

        Canadian mother of four, works at Canadian University, blogs and co-host of Blog Talk Radio's "Lies My Country Told Me" with co-host and love of my life, Fred Lemon.

        by mmayer on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 01:49:40 PM PDT

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      •  He self identified (2+ / 0-)
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        as white until he got arrested.

        Perhaps you should take your own advice.

        Fear doesn't just breed incomprehension. It also breeds a spiteful, resentful hate of anyone and everyone who is in any way different from you.

        by awesumtenor on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 01:54:16 PM PDT

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      •  Sorry (0+ / 0-)

        According to CNN, Zimmerman is a White Hispanic-American. Hispanic father and white mother. Using this simple description, Black father and white mother would be POTUS, therefore White African-American. This logic fails on all counts no matter who you would try to apply it to. POTUS is POTUS and that is that.

        •  Sorry (0+ / 0-)

          Nope, no dice.  George's father wasn't Hispanic, his mother was.  The point is George was not a visible minority and  to suggest that another minority group isn't susceptible to assumptions regarding another demographic population doesn't hold water.  In George's phone call to the police he stated that he felt Martin was "up to no good".  In his written statement, he repeatedly wrote "suspect".  Where did these assumptions come from?  If walking down the street back from the store in the rain is what qualifies as "suspicious behaviour", I think we need to lock up our kids in their rooms and not let them out.  To think it is justifiable to shoot down an unarmed black teenager after following him and explicitly being told not to, something is completely broken and we have lost our way.

          Canadian mother of four, works at Canadian University, blogs and co-host of Blog Talk Radio's "Lies My Country Told Me" with co-host and love of my life, Fred Lemon.

          by mmayer on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 12:26:40 AM PDT

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        •  If your going to be rude, at least be accurate. (0+ / 0-)

          Also when you rudely tell people to comment or not, perhaps the information you attempt to correct them is accurate.  

          Canadian mother of four, works at Canadian University, blogs and co-host of Blog Talk Radio's "Lies My Country Told Me" with co-host and love of my life, Fred Lemon.

          by mmayer on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 12:41:36 AM PDT

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      •  Get it Right or Comment???? (0+ / 0-)

        And may I ask, who specifically are you?  The comment police?

        As for whether George is white or Hispanic, George certainly is not a visible minority.  Considering he has one white parent and one Hispanic parent, this does not make him more Hispanic than white.  

        Canadian mother of four, works at Canadian University, blogs and co-host of Blog Talk Radio's "Lies My Country Told Me" with co-host and love of my life, Fred Lemon.

        by mmayer on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 12:39:11 AM PDT

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