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 BlacksBefore 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?