Let’s be honest: If Trayvon Martin had been white we would have never heard of him because the police in Sanford, Fla., had investigated the shooting and had made the now obvious decision that George Zimmerman had simply acted in self-defense to protect his life.
However, because some like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson saw the situation as an opportunity to put themselves in the spotlight by screaming “racism” and leading marches demanding Zimmerman’s head on a platter, the local authorities were cowed into charging him with murder. As a result, racial tensions have suffered greatly.
Now, at least in part because of their words and actions, many if not most of the black Americans I have seen on TV seem to think that Zimmerman is guilty as charged while most white people seem to feel that he had a right to act as he did to protect his life.
Racial tensions are worrisome enough without having some people intentionally whipping them up because they make a living by promoting disharmony.