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#1
Why is this being deemed a racially motivated shooting?


Iz it because i is blak?


Also...isnt the shooter Mexican or something?
#2
It's believed to be racially motivated because the man who shot him only did it because he believed he was a suspicious looking person because he was a black kid walking through a predominantly white, suburban neighborhood.


And no, the shooter was white.
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#3
Because the dude he shot was a little boy doing nothing but walking home. Just because the guy was not white doesn't mean he can't be racist. Plus neighborhood watch guys are not supposed to carry guns. If it was my guess there is more to the story than what we are being told.
#5
Because it was a black kid who was walking around a gated community in FL armed with nothing more than some M&Ms and Arizona Ice Tea. He was on his way back to his relatives' house, which happens to be probably the only black residents in the neighborhood when some scumbag cop wannabe sees him and automatically assumes there's no good reason for a black kid to be in such a privileged area and must be up to no good.

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#6
because a white douchebag saw a young black man walking down the street and decided for absolutley no reason other than he was black that he was suspicious.

zimmerman, the killer is half latino but how does that in your mind mean he is not racist?
you don't have to be white to be racist..
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Because it was a black kid who was walking around a gated community in FL armed with nothing more than some M&Ms and Arizona Ice Tea. He was on his way back to his relatives' house, which happens to be probably the only black residents in the neighborhood when some scumbag cop wannabe sees him and automatically assumes there's no good reason for a black kid to be in such a privileged area and must be up to no good.



Thats reason enough for me.
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because a white douchebag saw a young black man walking down the street and decided for absolutley no reason other than he was black that he was suspicious.

zimmerman, the killer is half latino but how does that in your mind mean he is not racist?
you don't have to be white to be racist..


Don't even go there, you're bound to have at least one arrogant prick come in and say all that "there's no such thing as reverse racism because power + prejudice = racism and only whites have power" bullshit.
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M&Ms and Arizona Ice Tea.


I thought they were Skittles. Everyone keeps switching in between M&M's and Skittles.
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He was obviously joking. Made me chuckle.

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Because the dude he shot was a little boy doing nothing but walking home. Just because the guy was not white doesn't mean he can't be racist. Plus neighborhood watch guys are not supposed to carry guns. If it was my guess there is more to the story than what we are being told.
He was 17, not some little kid. The picture they keep showing is from when he was like 12 years old.

This isn't racist in the slightest. The guy made a terrible lapse in judgement and should be punished as such, but racism? What the fuck, America?
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They don't eat Skittles either, only fried chicken and watermelon.


But is the whole Skittles/M&M's thing really that important of a detail
I think we should all just say it was Skittles to avoid confusion.
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#20
because the victim was black and the shooter was white (hispanic).

this was a quote from a CNN article i read earlier today.

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#21
To quote somebody from the last thread, you must not be familiar with white people and gated communities.

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because the victim was black and the shooter was white (hispanic).

this was a quote from a CNN article i read earlier today.

i raged.

Why? White and Hispanic aren't mutually exclusive categories.
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because the victim was black and the shooter was white (hispanic).

this was a quote from a CNN article i read earlier today.

i raged.

>CNN

There's the problem.
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He was 17, not some little kid. The picture they keep showing is from when he was like 12 years old.

This isn't racist in the slightest. The guy made a terrible lapse in judgement and should be punished as such, but racism? What the fuck, America?

If the victim was white, do you think the same thing would have happened?
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This isn't racist in the slightest. The guy made a terrible lapse in judgement and should be punished as such, but racism? What the fuck, America?

Would that "lapse in judgement" (in other words, the drunken use of a weapon to shoot a middle class high schooler) have occurred if that teenager had been white?

No. Clearly not. It is a blatantly racist act.

Regardless of the motivation, there is no reason for that fool to still be free while that boy is dead.
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#25
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If the victim was white, do you think the same thing would have happened?
>terrible lapse in judgment

I never said anything about the guy's colour at all. It probably wouldn't have happened, but it's just an irrational thing that people in upper-middle class neighbourhoods have. Normally blacks aren't in the area, so of course the people are going to be slightly suspicious. Now, it's not right, but it's just something they do.
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Would that "lapse in judgement" (in other words, the drunken use of a weapon to shoot a middle class high schooler) have occurred if that teenager had been white?

No. Clearly not. It is a blatantly racist act.

Regardless of the motivation, there is no reason for that fool to still be free while that boy is dead.
Who said he's going free?

And no. It's not racist.
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#26
You guys see that goofball on fox on about "Welp, sry, he shouldn't'a been wearin' a hoodie?" That shit cray.
#27
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It's believed to be racially motivated because the man who shot him only did it because he believed he was a suspicious looking person because he was a black kid walking through a predominantly white, suburban neighborhood.


And no, the shooter was white.

No the shooter was hispanic.
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On the 911 call, Zimmerman called the kid a "****ing coon". I'd say that is justification for calling him racist.
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And no. It's not racist.

There is a black family living there. What kind of assumption is that? My father is black, and he lives in a nice area of Berkeley while me and my white mother lived in the ghetto.

It's racist. He did it because the kid was black. Duh.

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No the shooter was hispanic.

There is a rather large overlap there.
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>terrible lapse in judgment

I never said anything about the guy's colour at all. It probably wouldn't have happened, but it's just an irrational thing that people in upper-middle class neighbourhoods have. Normally blacks aren't in the area, so of course the people are going to be slightly suspicious. Now, it's not right, but it's just something they do.

And that's what we call 'racism,' kids.
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There is a black family living there. What kind of assumption is that? My father is black, and he lives in a nice area of Berkeley while me and my white mother lived in the ghetto.

It's racist. He did it because the kid was black. Duh.

How is the fact that a black family in the area relevant? How was this man supposed to have known the kid?

I honestly don't see what your background has to do with this at all, so..

Lol. Ok, I'll just let you keep thinking that.
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This:
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>terrible lapse in judgment

I never said anything about the guy's colour at all. It probably wouldn't have happened, but it's just an irrational thing that people in upper-middle class neighbourhoods have. Normally blacks aren't in the area, so of course the people are going to be slightly suspicious. Now, it's not right, but it's just something they do.

is in direct contradiction to this:

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And no. It's not racist.


Basically, this black kid was targeted and shot where a white kid wouldn't have been. Meaning, there was differential treatment based on race. That is, it's totally racist.
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And no. It's not racist.

It's not racist in the same way that you're not stupid.

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How is the fact that a black family in the area relevant? How was this man supposed to have known the kid?

Because they were neighbors, and people usually don't bring a bag of candy when committing a crime.

Do you go around shooting non-white strangers?

I honestly don't see what your background has to do with this at all, so..

Your assumption that nonwhite people don't often live in upper class neighborhoods is wrong.

Lol. Ok, I'll just let you keep thinking that.

What else would you call racially motivated murder?


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#36
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This:

is in direct contradiction to this:


Basically, this black kid was targeted and shot where a white kid wouldn't have been. Meaning, there was differential treatment based on race. That is, it's totally racist.

K. I get your point. My bad.
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#37
HEY GUESS WHAT
zimmerman is hispanic so anyone saying it wouldn't happen if he was white can stfu

on another note, this happened in the city I border on.
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Because they were neighbors, and people usually don't bring a bag of candy when committing a crime.

Do you go around shooting non-white strangers?
So you can recognize your neighbours if they're walking around at night with a hoodie on?


Your assumption that nonwhite people don't often live in upper class neighborhoods is wrong.
And your one family proves this point, eh? I think more statistics should be found this way.


What else would you call racially motivated murder?
I'm done arguing about the racial tendencies in this. I was wrong. I admit it.
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#39
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It's not racist in the same way that you're not stupid.

i told everyone months ago, nobody listened.
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