Zach F Wrote: Al Sharpton, unhappy about the Zimmerman verdict, is calling for a 100-city protest to have civil rights charges brought up against Zimmerman.
I'm not a big fan of Sharpton. I find him too inflammatory for my liking. That being said, is he right to call for more charges to be filed against Zimmerman? Of course the public has it'a own feelings on the verdict, but the only people who are truly qualified to comment on what happened were in the courtroom.
Peace&Justice Wrote: My question is does Rev Sharpton have any response to the news story about three older black youth severely beating a younger white child on a school bus? The Zimmerman incident is being used to enflame racial fear and prejudice in both directions. It is my opinion that what we are seeing in the news media and by noteworthy activists is more about gaining political power than moving our society towards racial harmony, equality, and reconciliation. In fact from what I see and hear its doing just the opposite. The gains we have made over this last century are being rolled back is a pendulum swing from white on black racism of the past to black on white (In the case of Zimmerman black on non-black) racism today. (Dare I say such a thing without the fear of being labeled racist?!!) Is it only worth commenting when its a person of color receiving the damage of potentially deadly force? Are we as a society seeing to learn and grown from this incident or is it pay back time? It seems more like pay back time which will result in a tidal wave action back and forth across race and political lines of more hatred and violence towards those different from ourselves. Peace.