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I got up to do my morning blog reading, logged in to Daily Kos and saw Dem from CT's front page pundit round-up with this nugget from Gallup.

Black Americans' views differ dramatically from those of nonblacks regarding the circumstances involved in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26. Blacks are paying much closer attention to the news of the incident; overwhelmingly believe that George Zimmerman, the individual who shot Martin, is guilty of a crime; believe that racial bias was a major factor in the events leading up to the shooting; and believe that Zimmerman would already have been arrested had the victim been white, not black.
Gallup titles it "Blacks, Nonblacks Hold Sharply Different Views of Martin Case"

They end with this:

A final question included in the poll asked if Zimmerman would have been arrested under the same circumstances if the person he shot was white.

Consistent with the widespread view among blacks that racial bias was a factor in the events surrounding the shooting, blacks overwhelmingly (73%) say Zimmerman would have been arrested had the victim been white. Nonblacks, on the other hand, tilt toward the view that race did not make a difference in the Zimmerman situation (49%), with 35% saying he would have arrested had the victim been white.

Well I guess most Kossaks must be black ;)

According to my search there are 1071 entries here for diaries tagged Trayvon Martin.

Seems like folks here are more than just slightly interested. There have been many on the rec list and on the front page as well.

Last time I checked, the diaries were not all written by black kossaks - nor were the bulk of comments made by black kossaks.

Though there are no actual numbers for how many of us here identify as black or African American, I can assure you that we are not anywhere near a majority.


A wider search on google of "blogs" found scads of hits for pieces by progressive bloggers who are clearly not part of the Afro-sphere.

But thanks Gallup.  

Good to know that it is really mostly only black folks that give a damn about Trayvon Martin.

So, back to my non-scientific conclusions from your awesome data.

Kossaks must be black.

Originally posted to Denise Oliver Velez on Sat Apr 07, 2012 at 06:44 AM PDT.

Also republished by Barriers and Bridges, Black Kos community, Moose On The Loose, and White Privilege Working Group.

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