Thursday, March 29, 2012

Leonard Pitts explains to us why George Zimmerman is white.

In the U.S., privilege is about the color white

I'm here to explain why George Zimmerman is white.

This seems necessary, given the confusion and anger with which some readers responded to my use of that word last week in this space to describe the man who killed an unarmed black teenager named Trayvon Martin last month in Sanford, Fla. One person wrote: "Mr. Zimmerman was Hispanic not White plez do your homework before writing your column!!!!"

But it is they who are wrong. There are two reasons. The short one is this:

"Hispanic" is not a race, but an ethnicity. As the U.S. Census Bureau puts it in its 2010 Overview of Race and Hispanic Origin, "People who identify their origin as Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish may be any race."

The long reason begins with an understanding that the word in question -- race -- is a term both meaningful and yet profoundly meaningless. It is meaningful in the sense that it provides a tool for tribalism and a means by which to organize our biases, fears, observations, social challenges and sundry cultural products. It is meaningless in the sense that, well ... it has no meaning, that there exists no definition of "black" or "white" that carries any degree of scientific precision.
Read the rest of Pitts's vomit splattered on paper here.

This vomit splattered on paper was actually published in my city's newspaper a few days ago. I don't think I have ever been as motivated to write in to the paper in reply. I was really just venting, but it actually ended up getting published today.

To me, Leonard Pitts highlights the entire left wing in the above article. No matter what the situation, facts, and circumstances, the world will always be looked at through the lens of race. The fact is, it doesn't matter what race George Zimmerman is. If he had been any other color, other than black of course, he would be looked at as a white man. This, while Leonard Pitts, Bobby Rush, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Spike Lee, Hank Johnson, and Barack Obama flat out ignore the epidemic of black on black crime in this country. Oh and black on white crime? That doesn't exist.

This Pitts is the typical race baiter. Just like Jesse and Al, Pitts makes his living off of racial division. Without it, he would be a broken salesman with nothing left to peddle. 


One Guy 2012 said...

I particularly enjoyed the closing statements in this article:

"Consider that; then consider the fair-skinned Hispanic man, George Zimmerman, who evidently stalked and killed an unarmed kid he wrongly thought was up to no good, yet was not arrested, nor even initially investigated. He said it was self-defense. Police took him at his word and sent him on his way.

Folks, that's not just white. It's blinding."

Wow. So evidently (meaning it is an irrefutable fact in the mind of a leftist) this fair-skinned white-hispanic-whatever fella stalked and killed an unarmed kid.

So Zimmerman is guilty? So Zimmerman irrefutably stalked Martin? So Zimmerman did thee things based on what evidence? Until someone can prove to me that Zimmerman did not stop his "pursuit" of Martin when the cop told him to, then politely keep your baiting to yourself. To listen to these leftist race-baiters, one would believe that it is fact that Zimmerman is a vigilante, a stalker, looking to shoot a black kid, and purposely instigated Martin into throwing the punches.

Prove it. Prove it and I will fall silent. Until then, your weak-minded liberal victimhood race-card throwing slavery-minded ass can politely shut. the. hell. up.

Prove what you say.

Teresa said...

The gang of race hustlers thrive on racial division in our society. It is truly sickening. Pitts's paper was garbage material.

Anonymous said...

Well said. Funny, I ran into your comments on two (very different) websites today: monologues of dissent where apparently someone was pretending to be you, and then Libertarian Republican, where Eric Allen Bell was interviewed.

So I just thought I'd come by yours. Nice blog.


Hack said...

Linda, yes there are many liberals out there that hate me and are trying to tarnish my reputation by posting ridiculous comments as me. I take it as a compliment. Thanks for visiting!

Gorges Smythe said...

Even with all that's been said, I suspect that the race-baiters who jumped the gun were a bit surprised to learn that the man named Zimmerman wasn't some skin-headed neo-nazi. Talk about racism!

Anonymous said...

If Zimmerman is white, then so is President Obama.

Chikanama said...

I thought that the last name Zimmerman was of German Origin just as an old friend from school was. This is the first I've heard that the last name was hispanic. I guess you learn something everyday.

Andrea said...

I agree with earlier comments. Zimmerman's race DOES NOT MATTER.

Now, about the proof he indeed murdered this boy:

Read the updates, there it is.

Now, do as you preach, put aside all other issues, and admit this insane man needs to get locked away.

Tyler said...

I guess I was a bit racist coming into this article, I thought you were going to be blaming whites for this somehow but this is good commentary, sad but true.

White men founded this nation so this image of "superiority" will always exist just because it's natural for people to cling to group identities .

He's actually Peruvian and Jewish, but you are 100% right, for at it matters it to the Liberal media he is a white man (which shouldn't even be relevant).

There was a shooting of a young white couple by 2 blacks recently and the media turned a blind eye to it.

Now they are disrespecting Trayvon's memory with this media circus.

The media should care more about telling us about the murderer, not the victim. They are the ones up on trial after all.

Really a disgusting spectacle and a bastardization of Justice. Race is still relevant but it shouldn't get in the way of true Justice that is dolled out in the Court System.