The not-guilty verdict in George Zimmerman's trial has confirmed what many rightly suspected: no black man is safe in Florida. Oh, I know, Zimmerman's apologists insist this wasn't about race, but come on, does anyone seriously believe that a black man who pursued and shot a white kid would get off by pleading self defense? In Florida? I suppose it's possible, but I'll believe it when I see it.
In the meantime, the white supremacists are cheering. Finally they are unshackled to deal swiftly and efficiently with that societal menace known as the young black male. No more need to wait for the system, with its annoying checks and balances, its technicalities and appeals, its presumption of innocence (and yes, I am fully aware of the irony here). Because we all know that young black men -- ah hell, why mince words? -- we all know those damn niggers are up to no good. Gettin' too uppity. Pokin' their little black noses in places they oughtn't to be. Trayvon Martin should a knowed better than to be in a respectable neighborhood wearin' a gang uniform (a.k.a. a hoodie). He deserved what he got. George Zimmerman is a hero. Streets aren't safe without good old boys like Zimmerman. And bonus, he's not even white! That proves we're not racists!
But you, boy, you better watch yoself. Because, finally, the tables are turned. Now we long-oppressed white folk are the ones you don't want to meet in a dark alley because we could be packin'. What's that you say? You could be carrying a gun too? But here's the difference: you see, our skin is white, and we're not wearing hoodies. What's that? Mark Zuckerberg wears a hoodie? You still don't get it, do you boy. Zuck is rich and famous so he gets to wear whatever the fuck he wants. You are poor and anonymous and black. Justice is something that is done to you, not for you.
So you better watch yourself, boy. Justice has finally come to the state of Florida. It's open season.
UPDATE: George Zimmerman's brother is apparently with me on this one.