Sterotyping..

Does prejudice have a place or validity in the 21st-century?

According to Webster: place, An area with definite or indefinite boundaries.

According to Webster: va·lid“i·ty, Well grounded; just.

 Alan Dershowitz

Renowned attorney Alan Dershowitz writes in the New York Daily News that the medical report by George Zimmerman’s doctors shows the Neighborhood Watch volunteer had enough injuries to support he acted in self-defense.

Dershowtiz says the prosecutor must drop the second-degree murder charge if they intend on acting “ethically, lawfully and professionally.”

Dershowtiz says the medical report shows “Zimmerman had a fractured nose, two black eyes, two lacerations on the back of his head and a back injury on the day after the fatal shooting. If this evidence turns out to be valid, the prosecutor will have no choice but to drop the second-degree murder charge against Zimmerman — if she wants to act ethically, lawfully and professionally.” (Source news Max.com)

According to Webster: prej·u·dice, (in context) An adverse judgment or opinion formed beforehand or without knowledge or examination of the facts.

A good Question: In matters of racial diversity, why are Caucasians more often than not presumed to be racially prejudiced?

A much better Question: Why was George Zimmerman, whose ethnicity (by sight) is clearly Hispanic, (labeled) as (white) by the New York Times? ..and why did those in the “African-American” community who felt obligated via their heritage, (involve themselves) in what is (unmistakably) a matter for the police and the judicial system?

Ooops! Sorry, ..that’s two Questions.

But then what the Hey? Sometimes more is better, ..like when someone is trying to sort the truth from the hysteria.

On January 1, 1863 then President Abraham Lincoln signed an executive order entitled; The Emancipation Proclamation, using his war powers to provide freedom to 3.1 million of the 4 million slaves in America at the time.

Slavery was permanently abolished in the United States by the 13th amendment which took effect in December 1865.

As slack in attention and in attendance, ..as I was in High School, ..even I have recollection of Abraham Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation and the Civil War. By law, black men and women have been free for 247 years now…

 

According to Webster: free, (in context) Not controlled by obligation or the will of another.

So why is it that men like the Reverend Jesse Jackson and the Reverend Al Sharpton jump in the pool every time there’s a tragedy involving an African-American i.e., “black person,” and an individual (now apparently of any other race) ..but most particularly when an incident involves a Caucasian?

Are Jesse and Al simply lonely? ..or does it go deeper than that? Narcissism perhaps…

According to Webster: nar·cis·sism, Excessive love or admiration of oneself.

Or compulsion…

According to Webster: com·pul·sion, An irresistible impulse to act, regardless of the rationality of the motivation.

Or could “they” be (afflicted) with monophobia?

According to Webster: mon·o·pho·bi·a, An abnormal fear of being alone.

Not that I personally have any authority or obligation to cure the shortcomings, ills and misconceptions of the human race, however as an “old guy” of the genus (Homo sapiens) that’s been a lot of places and seen a lot of things, I believe that the human race would be so much better and so much further down the road in its journey, ..if “we” (human beings) could and/or would develop a respect and an affinity for each other.

According to Webster: af·fin·i·ty, A natural attraction or feeling of kinship.

 Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

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