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If George Zimmerman Was Black

Ever since the murder of seventeen year old Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman managed to capture the attention of the nation, and possibly the world, the majority of the people in the black community have expressed concern and apprehension.  We have yet another case of a senseless shooting death of a young, unarmed, black teenager minding his own business and the white murderer is allowed to go home without spending a single night in a jail cell, and he’s even allowed to take his murder weapon with him.  While George Zimmerman was home chilling with his trusty nine millimeter, Trayvon’s body sat in the morgue for three days before his family is notified.  Trayvon’s body was subjected to blood test and analysis while Mr. Zimmerman was never asked to submit to anything.

It is only natural that people would worry about this lack of justice with this incident that has yet to be determined a crime.  Since the victim is a young black male and considering how America’s supposedly racially generic culture that is predominantly controlled by white people has developed a seriously awful history of tolerating the slaughter of unarmed black people by white people, it is only natural that the black community leads the charge for an investigation into the circumstances that would lead a white man to shoot a black teenager who was doing nothing more than walking home from the convenience store.

There is plenty of evidence to support the contention that the white man’s behavior was criminal.  There is the recording from Mr. Zimmerman’s call to emergency operators to report a suspicious black man walking down the street.  We hear Mr. Zimmerman describe his actions as well as the actions of Trayvon as he stalked the teenager from his vehicle.  We hear Mr. Zimmerman give chase as he described Trayvon trying to run away from the man following him.  We hear other 911 recordings from people calling the police to report somebody in trouble and crying for help and the single gunshot from Mr. Zimmerman’s gun.  We have heard people tell the story of what they heard the night Trayvon was murdered.  There are videos of the people in the neighborhood who called 911 that night saying that the police never contacted them to get their accounting of what happened the night Trayvon was killed.  We have seen the video of Mr. Zimmerman arriving in handcuffs at the police station with no hint of a scuffle between him and Trayvon as he claimed.

There is nothing to support Mr. Zimmerman’s claim that he was struggling for his very life when he was attacked from behind by Trayvon as while walking back to his car.  But somehow, the police were helpless to hold Mr. Zimmerman in custody because Florida has a law that allows people to kill other people when they feel threatened despite the circumstances that led to the killing.  An unarmed black teenager is murdered and even though we all know who the killer is and all the evidence that support the fact that a crime has been committed, George Zimmerman walks free more than a month after he killed someone in cold blood.

Mr. Zimmerman’s supporters mock black people saying that with all the black on black crime that winds up with somebody dead, why are black people so upset over this crime?  Black people kill each other every day and you never hear a peep.  Why get bent out of shape over this one incident?  The contention is that if Mr. Zimmerman was black this wouldn’t be an issue.  And I could not agree more.

If George Zimmerman was black Sanford’s finest would probably have shot him on site.  A black man standing over a dead body is an open invitation for one of those contagious police shootings that has taken down so many black men.  Perverted justice served and case closed.  If the black Mr. Zimmerman’s body wound up with forty bullet holes after he had shot somebody else who wouldn’t think that justice was served?

But for the sake of argument, let’s say that the police who showed up managed to hold back their natural urge to shoot our fictitious black Mr. Zimmerman.  Does anybody think a black man would be taken into custody only to be released for shooting another black man?  When was the last time that happened?  Does anybody think the police would make press statements defending the black Mr. Zimmerman by telling the world that a black man was defending himself and therefore was never taken into custody?  It would never happen.  If there is even the remote possibility that a black person committed a crime it would have to be sorted out after dude was safely behind bars.  It’s standard procedure.

But let’s step back even further.  If George Zimmerman was black, chances are he would have never made a call to emergency operators to report a black man walking down the street and looking suspicious.  If George Zimmerman was black odds are pretty good that he wouldn’t be following anybody walking down the street out of fear that somebody would call the police on him for the crime of stalking.  If Mr. Zimmerman was black he would mind his own business because the odds are just too high that he’d be the one getting questioned.  And then let’s not forget that he had a loaded pistol with him.  A black Mr. Zimmerman would think twice and conclude it best to leave well enough alone.

If George Zimmerman was black, there are plenty of real life scenarios to play that would assure he would be charged for any crime he would have committed.  People who want to point a damning finger at the black community for their desire for justice in the murder of Trayvon Martin have their criticism misplaced.  But then again, if George Zimmerman was black, these people wouldn’t give a damn about Trayvon or Zimmerman.  It would be little more than another case of black on black crime.  The people who criticize black people for all the attention being brought to this case would go back to doing whatever it is they do.  If these people really cared about black on black crime, why wait until we have a case of white on black crime to bring it up?  It really looks like somebody is trying to play the race card in a situation that has race written all over it.

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - Posted by | African Americans, Black Community, Black Culture, Black Men, Black People, Life, Racism, Thoughts | ,


  1. The whole thing was preventable.

    Comment by Hammerhead7 | Thursday, March 29, 2012 | Reply

  2. […] “If George Zimmerman Was Black” by Brother Peacemaker […]

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  3. Hes hispanic, so sorry to dispute your whites being evil to black bit there.

    Comment by Rkinz | Friday, March 30, 2012 | Reply

    • Thanks for the feedback Rkinz,

      But he identified himself as a white Hispanic. And just like a white European, a white Hispanic is still white. So sorry to dispel your small sense of triumph about showing how black people only think white people are evil to black people.


      Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Friday, March 30, 2012 | Reply

  4. “But he identified himself as a white Hispanic. And just like a white European, a white Hispanic is still white.”

    Did obama ever identify himself as half white? Do you only hate half of obama?

    Comment by Peace warrior | Saturday, March 31, 2012 | Reply

    • Thanks for the feedback Peace warrior,

      No offense but you asked a pretty dumb and irrelevant question. What does President Obama have to do with anything? Mr. Obama identifies himself as black so therefore he’s part of the problem. Like a lot of people, when you see Mr. Obama you only see another black man to hate. That’s a pity. However despite its dumbness, I will try to answer your question…

      If Mr. Obama had killed a black man walking down the street because he was black then he would be another hateful person that should be charged with murder and face justice in a court of law. And since he is black, I’m sure if such an event were to happen he would be charged accordingly. Mr. Obama’s white side should not prevent him from being charged.

      The same should be true for George Zimmerman. Just because he’s white doesn’t mean he should be protected from justice. The man killed a black teenager who was minding his own business. The Sanford police have tried to protect him. If the evidence that has been gathered so far is any indication, the integrity of the police is suspect. If all the suspects involved in this case are white then I’m sure it’s not coincidence but the result of an overblown sense of white privilege fueled by an irrational fear of black people.

      No one here has said anything about hating white people. The only reference to hate comes from people who are trying their best to deny justice because they know that a crime has been committed and don’t want to see justice work for people in the black community.


      Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Saturday, March 31, 2012 | Reply

      • I’m not a racist…

        Peace warrior

        Comment by Peace warrior | Saturday, March 31, 2012

      • Nobody said you were a racist. But now that you mention it…

        Of course you’re not a racist. You just sound like one. A white man sees a black man and kills him for the crime of being black and walks away free after answering a few questions by the police. But that’s not racist. Black people who see this racial disparity and ask for justice are the bigots here. You may not have been born a racist, but I find you a racist nevertheless.

        And please don’t bother to submit more of your dribble. You’ve been added to the list of people that I find not worth listening to. Your idea of peace is that black people need to just shut up and take this shit, and I sincerely hope that’s not about to happen.


        PS – Peace is my name, short for peacemaker. I like the double meaning that comes from signing off my comments with my name while simultaneously wishing people well. But I really wouldn’t give a shit if you had to deal with chaos for the rest of your life.

        Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Saturday, March 31, 2012

  5. o.j.Simpson

    Comment by Scott | Thursday, April 5, 2012 | Reply

    • Thanks for the feedback Scott,

      But you had to go all the way back to 1994 to find an example to justify some contention of what? Are you trying to say black people get away with murder? I’m sorry but I don’t see the application. Mr. Simpson was charged and tried for his crime eighteen years ago. And Mr. Simpson was charged with his crime just four days after his wife was found murdered. Mr. Zimmerman was found at the scene with the smoking murder weapon in his hand and we are still waiting for him to be charged. Where is the similarity?


      Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Thursday, April 5, 2012 | Reply

  6. Amen!

    Comment by Darnell | Saturday, July 21, 2012 | Reply

  7. This article is misleading. The video footage DID show evidence of welts on Zimmerman’s head after it was enhanced, and CNN had to recant their report on it. MSNBC had to apologize for editing the 911 call from Zimmerman. The full conversation showed no racial bias or prejudice. Zimmerman’s associates all deny any racial prejudice from him and the voice stress test he took showed no deception in his answers. There were accounts of witnesses backing up his story, and witnesses who claimed otherwise. Eye witness accounts, however, are considered the least important kind of evidence in court because of the subjectivity of memory. My thoughts? No one knows what happened, but we know this:
    Zimmerman was injured, probably in a fight with Martin. Racial bullsh!t was injected by a biased media and ambulance chasers like Jesse Jackson jumped at the chance to push their agenda. Everything else we don’t know. Zimmerman was judged guilty in the media, as is everyone who ends up in his place. And of course, outrage ensues due to total and complete ignorance and personal biases and agendas.

    Comment by Mike | Tuesday, July 16, 2013 | Reply

    • Thanks for the feedback Mike,

      But if there’s any bullshit around here it’s in your comment. Zimmerman’s injuries were “welts” easily treated by two band-aids and not with stitches nor a trip to a hospital emergency room. The phone call Mr. Zimmerman made to the police identified Trayvon as black, along with the other forty six calls to the police all identifying strange black suspects in his neighborhood. Not a single call to the police was every made on a non black male showing a pattern of emphasis only on black men. There was not a single witness to back up his story or anybody else’s story because there were no witnesses! Duh! And we do know what happened that night. George Zimmerman got out of his car with a loaded weapon to chase a black teenager who he felt didn’t belong in his neighborhood. He got into a fight when he accosted Trayvon Martin and when Trayvon exercised his right to defend himself and stand his ground from someone who was preventing him from continuing to walk home, the person that attacked him pulled out his gun and shot him. People want to pretend that race had nothing to do it. Race had everything to do with it from the moment he called police to the moment the police showed up, questioned Zimmerman, and then allowed him to go home with his murder weapon while they waited forty four days to bring charges. Just because Byron De La Beckwith was declared not guilty in his trial for murdering Medgar Evers didn’t mean he wasn’t a racist murderer. Nobody was there to witness the murder he committed that dark night in Mississippi but because somebody wouldn’t let shit go he was finally made to pay for his crime. But knowing the way you think you probably think he was just a good man that went to jail because somebody had a personal bias and/or agenda.


      Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Tuesday, July 16, 2013 | Reply

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