Monday, July 15, 2013

In the wake of the trial...

Police Fear Flash Mob Violence if Zimmerman Found Guilty

Sharpton/Jackson Worry Zimmerman Conviction Will Usher In New Era of White On Black Violence

Zimmerman Conviction Sparks Worry of Riots

Race Violence Alarms Before Zimmerman Conviction

Sanford Police Chief Fears Violence In Response to Zimmerman Conviction

Preparing For Riots After Zimmerman Conviction

Non-Violence Urged In Response to Conviction


These headlines just don't seem right, do they?  They're all taken from news articles preceding the verdict with one simple twist, the premise is reversed.  Just something to think about.

Isn't the assumption or conjecture that the black community will riot in the face of an acquittal in and of itself, racist?  Isn't the fact that we think the white and latino community won't do the same for a conviction, also racist? 

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