When Trayvon Martin’s slaying became an international moral panic last year, the media’s blind barking supplicants to the Global Cult of Equality stoked racial tensions by first insisting that George Zimmerman was white. When that proved to be untrue, they deliberately doctored evidence to lend the false impression that Zimmerman stalked Martin because he was black. They were mostly silent regarding a neighbor of Zimmerman’s claim that his gated Florida community had been hit by eight burglaries in the fifteen months prior to Zimmerman’s fatal encounter with Martin, all of them allegedly perpetrated by black males.
For all the smug avowals of the brainwashed and sold-out egalitarian media that the so-called “racists” are “living in the past,” the late-stage progressive agenda can only be clumsily propped up by continually reminding the public of racial atrocities that largely ceased happening generations ago. Any sober review of statistics by someone with a grade-school understanding of math would reveal that modern racial violence in America is lopsidedly happening against whites, but it would be career suicide for any mainstream reporter to concede this.
Thus it was transcendentally ironic last week when the first wisp of evidence emerged that the case had anything whatsoever to do with race. The evidence came when Rachel Jeantel, whom John Derbyshire refers to as a “three-hundred-pound slab of ghetto attitude,” testified on the witness stand that Trayvon had referred to Zimmerman as a “creepy-ass cracker.”
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