George Zimmerman killed one boy, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Although a Florida jury found Zimmerman not guilty, his attitude — that a young black male is an object suspicion and contempt — not only cost Martin his life but has infected the entire United States criminal justice system.Unless he's privy to evidence not presented to the jury, the FBI cleared George Zimmerman of any racial bias. There's no proof he thought Trayvon was suspicious because he was black. As a matter of fact, Zimmerman stated in the 911 call why he thought Trayvon was suspicious. He wasn't even sure what his race was until later on in the call. The sad truth is the majority of the crime in that neighborhood was committed by young black men. Judd Legum spends too much time blaming whitey and a so-called racist justice system instead of wondering why black people have so many problems.
Being a "Baby Mama" is almost like a fashion statement in parts of black culture. Over 70% of black kids are born out of wedlock. The break down of the family and fatherlessness is the root of many of our problems, but this know-it-all ignores it. 93% of black murders are committed by other black people. Black music celebrates violence, gang culture, and objectifying women. My high school was a predominantly rich white school in the middle of nowhere. We had a lot of fights my senior year, but I don't remember any white kids fighting. It was black kids, gang members, who sexually assaulted a black girl on my school bus. Most of my classes were Advanced or AG classes, and, though I was a slack student, there was a reason my mom kept me in those classes. I was accidentally placed in a regular English class the first half of my junior year and it was the first time since the fifth grade I was in a class where the majority were black. Those kids were disruptive, rude and I never learned anything. It wasn't because they were black, it was because their parents sucked and and they thought their stupid behavior was cute and made them cool amongst their peers.
Trayvon didn't carry himself like a future C.E.O or a future Tyler Perry, instead he carried himself like a future inmate. That's not whitey's fault. The assumption of trouble to come is a problem many young black men bring on themselves. Black parents aren't teaching their black children to carry themselves better even though the statistics are against them. Dressing well and speaking well and doing well in school is seen as a negative by many in the black community because it's "acting white." It's not easy being black and being your own person outside of your skin color, and the parents who are the exception don't get the community support they need.
Mark O'Mara, George Zimmerman's attorney, said something on Saturday after the verdict that upset a lot of people. He said Zimmerman wouldn't have been charged if her were black, and he's right. Police were never going to charge Zimmerman and the local DA wouldn't take the case because of the lack of probable cause. If Zimmerman were black, Sharpton and Jackson wouldn't have cared because they and other black leaders don't care about black-on-black problems. They don't care about black-on-blackcrime, the high abortion rate, black unemployment, and black kids who get shot everyday in Chicago. Trayvon Martin is being called a civil rights symbol because black leaders ignore his fault in the situation and his thug past, and stupid white liberals like Judd make it worse!
We're a beautiful people. We're colorful, funny, honest, and we love big. But we have done a lot of damage to ourselves. I'm going to be very blunt: Trayvon won't be the first ignorant black kid who picks a fight with a gun owner, and calling Trayvon a hero guarantees there will be more because no one wants to learn from his mistake. In his lame effort to stand in solidarity with blacks, Judd Legum makes excuses for Trayvon and others like him instead of offering solutions. He perpetuates the victim mentality that keeps us low, oppressed, and enslaved. It's not a justice system that's flawed, nor is it white men and women who look at a young man dressed like a suspect and assume he's suspicious. It's a community that doesn't want to acknowledge its problems. Do the black community a favor, Mr. Legum, and take your white guilt and shove it.