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Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Trayvon Martin Murder Is Tragic, But Isolated

Let's be clear that the Trayvon Martin shooting is a tragedy. But let's also be clear that it is largely an isolated incident, and a crime fueled by one man's deranged view of the world. I think we can look at many statistics that would show that white on black crime is far from an epidemic. What the big problem is, looking at the bigger picture, is black on black crime. Far more black people kill black people than white people do. So why then is this case the one that President Obama wishes to speak out on? Beyond that, where are the Jesse Jacksons and Al Sharptons of the world when black on black crime is commited?

Come to think of it, has Barack Obama ever really touched on this subject of black on black violence? Has he ever made non-racially motivated violence an issue?

I happen to think that President Obama bringing up this case is inappropriate and divisive and serves only to create racial tension. It serves to breathe new life into a problem that really does not exist to the extent that people like President Obama, Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton wish to infer.

There is a thought that President Obama chose to talk on this case because he wishes to also infer some correlation between how he is viewed as president, and to suggest that some of his lagging poll numbers may have more to do with racial motivation than his actual performance as president.

I feel for Trayvon Martin and his family. I think he died without cause or reason, and any time that happens, whether you happen be black or white, or irrespective of what color the person was who was holding the gun, it is always at least a senseless tragedy. I think that George Zimmerman should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. But I also happen to think that if we are going to single out cases like this one, we should also be looking at the much bigger picture. We need to be looking at the much bigger reality that more black people are killing each other than white people are killing black people. This fact should be far more outrageous than the Trayvon Martin case. If the president wants to talk about senseless killing, he should start with the real issue instead of making it seem as though racially motivated murder is the bigger problem.