|The Daily Show with Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
We had a big discussion at my last post on the Trayvon Martin killing, so I thought this was an interesting perspective. There is so much we don't know about it - and may never know, with only one person left alive to tell his side of the story - that interpretations are all over the place.
Generally speaking, my point of view is that, as Larry Wilmore says, the court of public opinion was the only court willing to take the case. If I jumped to conclusions in that last post, as a commenter charged, what other option was there? Zimmerman was not charged with anything, so there wasn't going to be any other court.
The idea of a racist timeout is funny, but you really can't get away from race here. We're a long way from a colorblind society, here in America. Not to say that we haven't come a long, long way - let's give ourselves some credit - but we're not there yet.
So let's not pretend otherwise. Let's deal with the real world.