ExPatriatePen wrote:For no other reason than you resemble the individuals who have been reported as burglarizing the neighborhood.
Except Zimmermna never said that. Not once in the three official communications he had with the police that were memorialized - the 911 call, his written statement, and the video walkthrough - does GZ ever say "...and he matches the description of the suspects in the neighborhood break-ins".
Although, it must also be acknowledged that when GZ placed the NEN call he couldn't definitively state TMs race. When prompted, he said, "He looks black." It wasn't until several moments later in the call that he conclusively IDs TM as black. He was
profiling, but not because of race. He was profiling suspicious behavior; never mentioned the description of the break in suspects.
I'm not disagreeing with the broader point that GZ is not a racist, which is why I think it's such a shame that he's become the poster child for what I think is a very valid debate about race relations. But I think the line of argument you're taking is not correct.
ExPatriatePen wrote:A leader is suppose to build consensus not promote divisiveness.
There is not a single thing this president could say that would inspire in some the will to follow.
He could end his problems in about three minutes by proclaiming that breathing was the greatest thing in the world. Republicans would hold their breath en masse
in protest and die of anoxia.