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George Zimmerman Racism Charges False, He Helped Blacks

George Zimmerman Racism Charges False, He Helped Blacks

George Zimmerman helped blacks in the past, proving he’s not racist.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, some people say the George Zimmerman verdict is a civil rights issue.

Al Sharpton considers the Trayvon Martin verdict a “slap to the face.” On the flip side of the same coin, the defense lawyers are now saying if George Zimmerman was black he wouldn’t have been charged at all.

George Zimmerman neighbor Frank Taaffe explained why Zimmerman was suspicious of Trayvon Martin:

“We had eight burglaries in our neighborhood all perpetrated by young black males in the 15 months prior to Trayvon being shot. It would have been nine – there would have been nine, but George Zimmerman through his efforts of being a neighborhood watch captain helped stop one in progress…. All of the perpetrators of the burglaries, the prior burglaries, were young black males.”

But was George Zimmerman racist toward men of middle eastern descent? One of George Zimmerman’s former co-workers testified, saying George Zimmerman mocked him with the voice of “Achmed the terrorist” and allegedly told stories and jokes about “bombing” and other “Middle Eastern stuff.” One of George Zimmerman’s brothers also made some racist comments before the trial, although he later apologized.

George Zimmerman Racist Towards Blacks?

George Zimmerman comes from a deeply Catholic background, served as an altar boy, and was “taught in his early years to do right by those less fortunate.” George Zimmerman himself is mixed race, although he’s often reported as being Hispanic. George Zimmerman has black roots through an Afro-Peruvian great-grandfather.

George Zimmerman was raised in a racially integrated household, with reports saying, “It wasn’t only white or only Hispanic or only black – it was mixed.” For several years, George Zimmerman shared meals with two African American girls who were considered part of the household.

George Zimmerman Helped Blacks

Before the Trayvon Martin shooting even took place, George Zimmerman was one of the few non-black people that helped protest the beating of a black homeless man by the son of a Sanford police officer that was left unpunished. The twist to this story is that George Zimmerman asked the NAACP in Sanford for help, but he was shot down, claiming they didn’t have the resources to help the homeless black man.

So without the help of the NAACP George Zimmerman printed his own fliers and distributed them at black churches in the area. Only after the guilty party turned himself in did the NAACP become involved in negotiating an “undisclosed financial reward” for the black man George Zimmeran had helped.

In the same time frame George Zimmerman was helping blacks, he was video taped saying, “I would just like to state that the law is written in black and white. It should not and cannot be enforced in the gray for those that are in the thin blue line.” Ironically, the same police department George Zimmerman protested for racial violence and cover-ups is the police department that investigated Zimmerman after Trayvon Martin. In the end, even the FBI said George Zimmerman is not racist.

What do you think about the George Zimmerman trial’s not guilty verdict now that you know that George Zimmerman helped blacks and was not racist?

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35 Responses to “George Zimmerman Racism Charges False, He Helped Blacks”

  1. Dan O'Leary

    I don't think George Zimmerman is a racist. I just believe he used very poor judgement. All he needed to do was open his mouth and communicate instead of being sneaky. He should have identified himself as a neighborhood watcher in a civil way and asked Trayvon who he was and what he was doing. There should be consequences for how he mishandled things. I just don't think imprisonment is the appropriate consequence. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a clear alternative consequence. Maybe there is a civil law approach that could be appropriate. Civil monetary damages and community service seem to be the only alternatives available. There is just nothing that can make Trayvon's family whole again. It is a tragedy that can never truly be fixed. Welcome to planet Earth.

  2. Dominic Seber

    I think Zimmerman felt like a badass with a gun on his waist and went to confront a young man who he perceived as dangerous, knowing that in worst case scenario, he was ready to murder Trayvon. I don't think he intended to kill him when he first started stalking him but he had extra courage from the pistol he was packing and that's why he didn't wait for police to arrive.

  3. Dominic Seber

    I think Zimmerman felt like a badass with a gun on his waist and went to confront a young man who he perceived as dangerous, knowing that in worst case scenario, he was ready to murder Trayvon. I don't think he intended to kill him when he first started stalking him but he had extra courage from the pistol he was packing and that's why he didn't wait for police to arrive.

  4. Dominic Seber

    I think Zimmerman felt like a badass with a gun on his waist and went to confront a young man who he perceived as dangerous, knowing that in worst case scenario, he was ready to murder Trayvon. I don't think he intended to kill him when he first started stalking him but he had extra courage from the pistol he was packing and that's why he didn't wait for police to arrive.

  5. Rachel Tralesa McGainey

    Labeling and stereotyping based on ethnicity is racism… No getting around that… Sorry

  6. Robert Munsinger

    Facts…why is it so damn hard to get FACTS in this information age? The truth will set you free so maybe that is why our media and government is suppressing the truth. Neighbor against neighbor works well in an autocratic society.

  7. David Wafford

    The thing is it doesnt matter what you or I "think". A jury of non biased peers(as agreed upon by both sides legal teams) has heard the facts and rendered him not guilty.

  8. Steph Stance

    I believe he did open his mouth (GZ) because of it a cocky kid who was being isolated from his friends after being suspended from school and forced to stay at a unfamiliar location with his fathers new girlfriend……took his frustration out on GM.

  9. David Wafford

    I agree the way Sharpton,Jackson,Holder,Obama and the media profiled and sought a lynch mob for Zimmerman due to his skin color is racism,and there is no dispute. For 500+ young black men gunned down in Chicago every year to go by without a protest,rally,or TV appearances and media blast is racist at it core. If these were young black men gunned down by non -black individuals the rage and outcry would be beyond measure,that alone demonstrates the racism.

  10. Devin Kenny

    Even if he wasn't racist he shot someone like a vigilante after EXPLICIT police orders to stand down. What 'Planet Earth' do you live in where you can get community service for shooting someone??

  11. Kevin Greene

    When a individual starts a statement with (I think),that means he doesn't know.Apparently you did not follow the case closely and your remarks are not based on facts.I see many comments here starting the same way with (I think)…

  12. Rich Harrison

    They weren't police orders. It was a 911 dispatcher.

  13. Eric Peterson

    Devin, please do your homework. The truth will open your eyes to how this tragedy unfolded, and could have been prevented. GZ was on duty, with the responsibility to observe any suspicious activity in his neighborhood. It was raining, and he sees someone staggering around appearing to not know where he was going. Would you think that was suspicious behavior if your neighborhood had had 8 break ins? It is not illegal to follow someone in this country. He was doing his job. The police did not order him to stand down, the 911 dispatcher said "we don't need you to do that". They have to for liability reasons. All Trayvon needed to do was go home. He chose instead to commit felonious battery on GZ telling him "your gonna die motherf*&#er!". The police lied to GZ telling him that they got it all on security video, to which GZ replied, "thank God". The evidence, and interrogation showed them that he was telling the truth, and that is why they let him go. This trial has been a creation of liars in the media, and evil people trying to stir up trouble for their own benefit (i.e. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson). Zimmerman did what he thought he had to do to prevent his own death, which anyone would do as in the same situation. If he had only wounded Trayvon, then Trayvon would be the one on trial, and no one except the people in Sanford would know about it.

    Look, here is how it could have gone: Zimmerman sees Trayvon, and follows him. Trayvon gets scared being followed, but decides to ask Zimmerman why he is following him. He politely asks why Zimmerman is following him to which Zimmerman tells him he is part of the neighborhood watch, and he thought it was odd that Trayvon was out walking in the rain. Trayvon says he was just coming back from the store, got caught in the rain and was heading to his dad's house. Zimmerman asks who his dad is and where he lives, to which Trayvon explains and they both go their merry ways. So the lesson is, be polite, and treat people with respect, and avoid violence at all cost, and we can all live to see another day. Please don't be sucked in by the lies of the elites that want us all at each other's throats so they can have an excuse to take more of our rights away.

  14. Nikki Wilson

    Now, I know he is crazy! It would be one thing for him to admit he was wrong. And say he took his frustration out on the wrong guy. It turned out to be just a kid going home, but to boost about a hunch that ended in the burial of a college bound student makes him sick twisted and misguided.

    While living in a luxury complex in ATL, there were a few thefts by young college age black men. But, my dad is a black man and so are my uncles. So, you're telling me my neighbor could gun down my visiting family just for being a black male in a building where a couple of assholes decided to rob several apartments while being black?

    You really think that is rational? Then after you kill the wrong person not humility? You dehumanize them even after death and then for the very reasons that are not only beyond their control (being black and living there too), but are prime examples of racial profiling? You can't say you fucked up and own up to your responsibilities? You caused more harm than some damn stolen tvs!

  15. Nikki Wilson

    Now, I know he is crazy! It would be one thing for him to admit he was wrong. And say he took his frustration out on the wrong guy. It turned out to be just a kid going home, but to boost about a hunch that ended in the burial of a college bound student makes him sick twisted and misguided.

    While living in a luxury complex in ATL, there were a few thefts by young college age black men. But, my dad is a black man and so are my uncles. So, you're telling me my neighbor could gun down my visiting family just for being a black male in a building where a couple of assholes decided to rob several apartments while being black?

    You really think that is rational? Then after you kill the wrong person show no humility? You dehumanize them even after death and then for the very reasons that are not only beyond their control (being black and living there too), but are prime examples of racial profiling? You can't say you fucked up and own up to your responsibilities? You caused more harm than some damn stolen tvs!

  16. Nikki Wilson

    The black men who kill other black men get arrested and serve long jail sentences. The white men who kill black men don't miss dinner. I'm sure you knew that already, though. And last time I checked even white people kill each other. Would it be ok for other races to kill them just because they do it to themselves? You can be honest without being silly or hateful.

  17. Bill E Weaver

    Also the last I checked men of any color had the right to walk in their own neighborhood, also the freedom of speech, as well as the right to bear arms. Meaning I can go up to any stranger and question them about anything while being strapped. Plus it was a dispatcher and not a COP. Even if a cop were to tell him that, it still doesn't make it illegal for him to walk anywhere. If a cop said go do jumping jacks into traffic and you get hit by a car does that mean it's legal to kill yourself because a cop ordered you to do so? Funny how the majority of people in Trayvon's corner understand little about law, or even know important facts about the case itself.

  18. Bill E Weaver

    To assume white people have a get out of jail free card because we are a certain color is equally as stupid as everything you have stated! If a white person kills a white person it's news, if a white person kills a black person it's news, hell if a white person kills himself it's news.Whenever a white/black case happens is automatically labeled a "HATE" crime against the white person regardless of his/her proven innocence.Majority of black crimes go unreported to to the sheer amount of them going on! http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/03/04/you-get-what-you-deserve-white-boy-13-year-old-set-on-fire-in-horrific-racially-charged-attack/
    Funny this crime happened the same week as Zimmerman, and this barely made local news, when ever the victim is white it gets played down, so don't act like black people are victim's all the time. Because for every case that a black person has gone through there is a good chance someone of another ethnicity has gone through it as well.

  19. Mark N Starla Traina

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    The NAAWP MANTRAS:

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    5) "When a WHITE PERSON ATTACKS a BLACK PERSON it's always a RACIAL ACT, and by that same TOKEN, whenever, a BLACK PERSON ATTACKS a WHITE PERSON it is also always a RACIAL ACT! "YOU CAN'T ONE WAY WITHOUT THE OTHER-BASED UPON SIMPLE LOGIC!

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  20. Virginia Lane

    I don't knowwhy he shot an angel….God could of fixed hid broken nose an all the hurts.he put the soldiers ear on that was going to kill him.

  21. Virginia Lane

    George had no choice but to protect himself.that's why I carry my gun.if u just can't respect the man RESPECT THE GUN.

  22. Tegan Switzer

    People already have their minds made up and don't care about what may or may not be the truth. To them, Zimmerman is a white, racist gun-toting maniac who stalks young boys after they buy candy at the store.

  23. Memette WS

    Just because you mentor blacks doesn't mean you can't be racist. It could easily mean that you like blacks who assimilate the most white mainstream white middle class values. Or that by mentoring them, they would assimilate with those values. Zimmerman isn't a racist? Please. Some of you need to look at what he said about Mexicans. He does not embrace the Latino community first of all. Second of all Hispanic is not a race. You can be a black Hispanic or a white Hispanic. Hispanic people are a group of biracial people that share a common language. And even if he arguably IS Hispanic, so what? It's not impossible for someone of them to NEVER be racist against black people.

  24. Michael W Mullens

    These racist black people on here make me disappointed for everyone within their own race they would see suffer to ignore reality.

  25. David Ross

    So look at this list, and tell me-when do the whites protest and/or riot? How about at least some media attention and public outcry? No, all we hear is DEAFENING SILENCE, so with all due respect you’ll pardon me if I’m not all broken up over Trayvon Martin getting shot in SELF DEFENSE. There are PLENTY more besides these-use Google, search YouTube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc_BkmS-vMM

    http://www.examiner.com/article/why-did-the-press-drop-coverage-of-white-baby-shot-by-black-assailant?cid=PROD-redesign-right-next

    http://www.examiner.com/article/media-blackout-georgia-man-killed-black-on-white-hate-crime-attack

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yIV1K4LUQk

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/you-get-what-you-deserve-white-boy-13-year-old-set-on-fire-in-horrific-racially-charged-attack/

    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/04/27/brutal-food-delivery-man-attack-caught-on-tape-in-morningside-heights/

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=ec0_1303444048

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/police-20-25-teens-storm-georgia-train-attack-and-mug-riders/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9LaGeZ0ZLI&feature=player_embedded

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/gang-rape-charges-18-men-sparks-racial-tensions/story?id=13095476

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/camera-captures-vicious-bus-attack-in-milwaukee/

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/horrific-woman-drags-tow-truck-driver-a-mile-to-his-death-after-he-tries-to-tow-her-suv/

    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2011/02/new_orleans_pizza_delivery_man.html#incart_mce

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/shocking-vid-fox-crew-attacked-beaten-in-calif/

    http://www.thebostonchannel.com/r/26934734/detail.html

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/savage-beating-of-tenn-cashier-caught-on-camera/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTDYyHRAYnU

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R57GjOoG0VE&feature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAFfjpLublA

    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/internet/train-beat-down-video

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=ff2_1212382712 ……

  26. Jimbo Holmes

    All I'm gonna say is get off the race thing I mean come on its 2013 the dude was doin his job so drop it if a black man killed me today I would not make new because the blacks would not care Zinnemann did his job so everybody get a life dam y'all ant even no neither one

  27. Samantha McClush

    Dumbest thing ever! In fact, some of the most racist people I've seen were Whites who have lived in Black communities! xD I think they're some of the worst, in all honestly. Racists like that lean towards changing what they know about minorities to fit a racist ideology, whereas racists that have been around their own kind, usually lean toward being racist because of ignorance. Just comes to show, it doesn't matter who you hang out with, anyone can still be racist. ANYONE. It sounds just as bad as the whole ' i'm going to say/do something racist, but i'm not racist cuuz i haz black fwends! ' >_< lol

  28. Mark N Starla Traina

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    NEW ORLEANS is finally OFF THE HOOK!

    Not because NEW ORLEANS is any SAFER than CHICAGO it’s just that in NEW ORLEANS if someone doesn’t actually DIE at the SCENE of the CRIME, no POLICE REPORT is ever FILLED OUT, just like it NEVER HAPPENED! Notice you don’t see any NORMAL WHITE PEOPLE HANGING AROUND in COON TOWN!

    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/09/veteran_nopd_officer_suspended.html

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    NAAWP WARNING: WHITE PEOPLE should DEFINITELY STAY the HELL out of CHICAGO, especially if they want to LIVE!

    500 MURDERS so far this year and over 15,000 VIOLENT ASSAULTS, RAPES and ROBBERIES!

    The schools in CHICAGO have gotten so DANGEROUS they now have NURSES, PARAMEDICS and PHYSICIANS on STAFF!

    http://news.msn.com/videos/?ap=True&videoid=569f8c4a-83e8-a411-94a8-3ae47ebea30a

    http://scaredmonkeys.com/2013/03/21/daily-commentary-thursday-march-21-2013-chicago-police-department-acknowledges-problem-with-ptsd/

    http://www.chicagonewsreport.com/2011/06/stop-whitewashing-chicagos-black-crime.html?showComment=1379629552460#c6433026453156243881

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  29. Tj Wilkes

    I am tired of reading biased, poorly/weakly justified articles. Whoever wrote the article is trying to convince people or him/herself that Zimmerman was not racist. First DEFINE racism or perhaps the writer may want to explore "racial prejudice." Many people are afraid/uncomfortable with admitting or acknowledging racism/racial prejudice. I believe it is an uncomfortable topic when people are ignorant to truth. Many people want to believe in the absolute "good" of Zimmerman or other human, which is a hopeful goal toward which we should all strive as compassionate human beings. however, the words spoken on the 911 tape clearly indicate his racist or racial prejudice of black people. Perhaps if writers would learn to define the subjects upon which they speak/write then we can move forward from this tragedy that happens VERY FREQUENTLY (racial profiling and violence against the black men who are racially profiled). His face showed remorse when he thought he was going to jail. Let's not get it twisted. This is just a publicized case of a very real and very regular occurrence of excessive force, which is one of the many crimes against black men. How do you explain OSCAR GRANT or JONATHAN FERRELL, AMADOU DIALLO, ELEANOR BUMPURS? And these are just a few…these ended in death. It seems if it ends in wrongful arrest or containment that it doesn't count.