See the video at Breitbart, where an NAACP spokesperson shifts the blame off gun laws and self-defense laws and back onto the racial issues. If I had to wager, I’d bet the NAACP isn’t too keen with the focus being taken off of race, and the unfair treatment blacks often get from our justice system, and put onto gun laws. This makes sense to me.
White elites are very uncomfortable talking about racial issues. Gun control and self-defense laws are a more comfortable topics. I think this became doubly true when it became known that Zimmerman is actually Latino, which is when the media pretty much dropped the racial aspect of this tragedy entirely. Minority on minority racism and violence is a particularly uncomfortable topic for white elites.
It goes go to show how far we still have to go in order to have a truly color blind society. In a better world, African Americans would be able to count on the legal system for justice, and white Americans would be OK saying all racism is equally bad, even when it’s perpetrated by minorities on other minorities, and not feel uncomfortable in discussing that.
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