Mark Matheny
March 28, 2012

A shooting incident on Feb. 26, 2012 has ignited the mainstream media as well as congress to make the tragic event a white/black issue.

In a nutshell, here is what took place according to news reports and the 911 recordings that have been released to the public:

Trayvon Martin, 17, was walking from a convenience store to his father’s house in a gated community in Sanford, Fla. That’s when Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman, 28, spotted him. Zimmerman called 911, reporting a seeing a suspicious person. “This guy looks like he’s up to no good or he’s on drugs or something,” Zimmerman said to the dispatcher, and began following Martin. A struggle ensued and Martin, unarmed, was fatally shot in the chest. Zimmerman claims self defense and hasn’t been charged with a crime. Federal authorities announced late Monday that they would launch a full-scale criminal investigation following protests over local police’s handling of the case.DCentric

Since the time of this incident, there has been calls to arrest and even kill Zimmerman by the black community. The Black Panther Party has appeared on CNN saying they would make a “citizen’s arrest” on Zimmerman if the government was not willing to do it’s job.

In this interview between Anderson and one of the Black Panther Party leaders, the tone set again is the tone of white on black crime. All over the media this seems to be the narrative as well.

When I decided to look into this whole story, one thing I noticed that is not being talked about is the fact that Zimmerman, the alleged shooter is not white, but of mixed  White/Hispanic descent.

According to his own father, he is Hispanic, and even has black relatives:

But a letter from Zimmerman’s father, Robert Zimmerman, to the Orlando Sentinel complicates the narrative. Robert Zimmerman writes that his son, George, is “a Spanish speaking minority.” (He also goes on write that his son has black family members. “The media portrayal of George as a racist could not be further from the truth,” the letter states.). DCentric

The same article shows that George Zimmerman’s father is white, and his mother is Hispanic. If you look at the picture of George Zimmerman that is circulating in the news, Zimmerman clearly looks Hispanic.

While I am pointing this fact, I am not doing so in order to blame Hispanics. I am merely pointing this out to show how the media has perpetuated the misconception of white on black crime when this most likely has nothing to do with it.
There has been no indictments on Zimmerman at this time, yet there are Blacks across the country who have already made their decision that Zimmerman is guilty and needs anything from jail-time to the death penalty!
This somehow has made the issue a “white/ Black” issue when really this should not be the case.
I will not make a decision as to the guilt or innocence of George Zimmerman. I will leave that to the courts and the appointed jury to decide.
Nor will I speak as to what Trayvon’s intentions were. Reports show there was some kind of altercation between the two men that resulted in injuries to Zimmerman, and the death of Trayvon. My heart goes out to both of the families of this tragic event.

In my opinion, this incident was not solely because of the color of the persons involved, but also the environmental and social factors influencing  them. Society has painted young black men as “thugs” and “gangsters”. The Rap music industry has contributed substantially to this stereotype as well.

I think we need to look at America’s failing educational system, as well as the failing economy to see some of the reasons that incidents such as this are plaguing our country. When we see tragic things happening around us, we should want to know the truth before we decide who is right or wrong.

I feel the media is drumming this up in order to cause more division across the country. It is being used in order to sidetrack us from real issues like high unemployment, high gas prices, a failing housing market, and a possible world war!

There are thousands of blacks being killed in Libya as well as other areas of Africa at this very moment! Why isn’t Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and The New Black Panther Party going there to protest against these atrocities?

I think this incident is also being used by the current administration and Obama himself to stir up the black vote again this coming election. This could very well be used to unite blacks to be pro-black and vote for the current Black President (although he is half white as well) this election.

“if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” – Barack Obama

It comes as no surprise that Obama would exploit the Trayvon Martin case. He is a master at playing the race card. As journalist Walter E. Williams – who happens to be black – has noted, Obama’s racially tinted speech is “usually coded and subtle” and the Martin case is no exception.

Following Obama’s presidential victory, it became obvious his administration, establishment Democrats, and so-called “progressives” would use race as a political bludgeon against their opponents.

The liberal corporate media has played this game incessantly with chattering heads like Chris Matthews leading the charge in baseless accusations that establishment Republicans are racist. Ron Paul, in particular, has been repeatedly victimized by this sort of viciousness.
It remains to be seen if Obama will drag the dead body of Trayvon Martin behind him as he works his way through the campaign season toward the election in November. It cannot be discounted, however, considering polls showing narrow margins between Obama and his hand-picked opponents.

Americans need to see through the Hegelian Dialectic being used to divide and conquer here. We have criminals in high places that are destroying the Constitution, our economy, and our country! Whether we are Black, White, Hispanic, Jew, or whatever – we need to stop feeding into propaganda.

I want justice to prevail in the Zimmerman/Trayvon case. This is my hope, whatever the facts decide. But I also would like for people of all colors to calm down and wait for the dust to settle in this case, and also to stop grouping whole ethnic classes into one isolated incident.

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