A blogger for the liberal Nation magazine attributed Saturday’s “not guilty” verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman for killing Trayvon Martin to “white supremacy.”
“This verdict is a crystal-clear illustration of the way white supremacy operates in America,” wrote blogger Aura Bogado Sunday, even while recognizing that Zimmerman and his family are, in part, Hispanic.
“They are not white,” Bogado wrote. “Yet Zimmerman’s apparent ideology — one that is suspicious of black men in his neighborhood, the ‘assholes who always get away’ — is one that adheres to white supremacy. … When Zimmerman was acquitted today, it wasn’t because he’s a so-called white Hispanic. He’s not. It’s because he abides by the logic of white supremacy, and was supported by a defense team — and a swath of society — that supports the lingering idea that some black men must occasionally be killed with impunity in order to keep society-at-large safe.”