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Friday, July 05, 2013
What If George Zimmerman is Found Not Guilty? ... Alan Caruba
What If George Zimmerman is Found Not Guilty?
Jamie Fox at the BET Awards
people have largely made their peace with the changes that were initiated with
the Civil Rights Act that Lyndon B. Johnson signed in 1964 in the wake of the
Kennedy assassination. The Jim Crow era that included segregated schools and
other indignities is long gone, but it took a hundred years past the Civil War
to reach that point.
always been a factor in American life dating back to the importation of the
first slaves to the colony of Jamestown, Virginia in 1619. One of America’s
leading historians, Thomas Fleming recently had a new book published, “A
Disease in the Public Mind: Why We Fought the Civil War”, that recounts the problems
the Founding Father’s encountered as they sought to fashion the Constitution in
1787. The issue of slavery was an obstacle and, as the Founders feared, it led
to the Civil War.
years immediately preceding the war, the calls for the abolition of slavery
increased at the same time white southerners had spent decades gripped with
growing fears of being killed by the slaves who vastly outnumbered them. There
were approximately 4,000,000 slaves, mostly in the south, and some 500,000
free blacks, generally in the north. They were a substantial part of the
population, but it is little known that only six percent of the southern white
population, approximately 316,632, owned slaves. It is even less known that
some free blacks owned slaves as well.
asked “Why did they (the southerners) sacrifice over 300,000 of their sons to
preserve an institution in which they apparently had no personal stake?” The
answer, generally stated, was that, by 1861 the northern states passionately
hated the southern states and vice versa. That was the disease in the public
this bit of history because I keep hearing the question “If Zimmerman is
acquitted of killing Trayvon Martin, will there be race riots?” Like the
southerners of old, whites, Hispanics and others today are concerned about
1964 as a starting point, there were seven race riots that year, three of them
in my home state, with others in Philadelphia, Rochester, New York, and
Chicago. The famed Watts riot occurred in 1965. Riots continued in 1966, 1967,
and most actively in 125 cities in 1968 following the assassination of Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. They tapered off in the 1970s and 80s. There were five
riots in the 1990s and, as the new millennium began there were riots in
Cincinnati (2001), Toledo (2005), Los Angeles (2006), and in Oakland (2009).
week preceding July 4th, there were reports of black on white
violence in Greensboro, Portland, Chicago and other cities around the nation
In 2011 I
reviewed a book by Colin Flaherty, “’White Girl Bleed A Lot’—The Return of Race
Riots to America.” Flaherty stated that “Race riots are back along with
widespread racial crime and violence.” He documented these episodes, noting in
particular that “local media and public officials are silent…this denies the
obvious: America is the most race conscious society in the world. Few know
about it (the violence). Fewer still are talking about it.”
the sixth edition of his book will be published by WND Books. When I asked him
whether the fear of racial riots after the verdict in the Zimmerman trial is
rendered were justified, Flaherty replied that “I have not noticed anyone
saying if Zimmerman is acquitted there will NOT be a riot. It seems to be a
given, especially since I documented at least a dozen examples of black mob
violence following the Trayvon Martin episode.”
cannot predict the future, but I know that cops all over the country will be
ready for violence. There is so much black mob violence happening now without
any specific precipitating event, it does not seem like a stretch to make sure
the cops are ready for more.”
A visit to
Flaherty’s website confirms his observations regarding violent attacks. Even
the media is beginning to give them more coverage, but blacks are frequently
referred to as “urban youths” and other euphemisms.
In a post
on his site, “Trayvon, Jeantel and Critical Race Theory”, Flaherty examines the
theory, initiated by Derrick Bell. “Critical Race Theory says racism is
everywhere,” within the black community, says Flaherty, “And it is permanent.
As for any gains made in the courts or in public or private life”, the theory
holds that “they are an illusion. And serve White Supremacists who lead a life
of White Privilege.”
voters have twice elected a black President, the theory seems absurd, but it is
useful to keep in mind that President Obama sat through twenty years of Rev.
Jeremiah Wright’s racist sermons, the most famous, following 9/11, in which he
said “God damn America.”
the shooting of Trayvon Martin, Obama said, he “would have looked like my son.”
The trial is not going well for the prosecution at this writing and whites are wondering
whether the President will say something to warn blacks against any rioting
when the verdict comes in.
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