The Race Card: Easy & Convenient
My friend Marlo Bernier brought up something very important on her status message on Facebook:
"Emmett Louis Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955) was an African-American boy who was murdered in Mississippi at the age of 14 after reportedly flirting with a white woman. Till was from Chicago, Illinois, visiting his relatives in Money, Mississippi, in the Mississippi Delta region, when he spoke to 21-year-old Carolyn Bryant, the married proprietor of a small grocery store there. Several nights later, Bryant's husband Roy and his half-brother J. W. Milam arrived at Till's great-uncle's house where they took Till, transported him to a barn, beat him and gouged out one of his eyes, before shooting him through the head and disposing of his body in the Tallahatchie River, weighting it with a 70-pound (32 kg) cotton gin fan tied around his neck with barbed wire. His body was discovered and retrieved from the river three days later. ***
Medgar Wiley Evers (July 2, 1925 – June 12, 1963) was an African-American civil rights activist from Mississippi involved in efforts to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi. After returning from overseas military service in World War II and completing his secondary education, he became active in the civil rights movement. He became a field secretary for the NAACP. Evers was assassinated by Byron De La Beckwith, a member of the White Citizens' Council. ***
(Benjamin Crump - Civil Rights Attorney, you are the one who should be ashamed by your comparing the above two men with Trayvon Martin - their cases all tragedies and all could have and should have never happened, but they are a million miles away from one another - and furthermore by your comparing the 3, you by default have placed Zimmerman in with the same ilk as Byron De La Beckwith, Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam - REALLY??? - consider the inanity of what you're saying by simply recognizing that Zimmerman is contrite, sorry and wishes it had never happened, whereas Beckwith, Bryant and Milam never (as far as I'm aware) ever expressed an ounce of regret over what they did - so please stop with the nonsense.)"
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