Zimmerman is a Domestic Drone » OUR COMMON GROUND VOICE, Dr. vijay Prashad

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Zimmerman is a Domestic Drone

OUR COMMON GROUND Omnibus‘s insight:

If Trayvon Martin had been wearing a suit and driving a BMW, Zimmerman would have resented him – envy refracted through an enduring sense of racial hierarchy. That is why so many wealthy African Americans in fancy cars find themselves being unduly pulled over by white police officers – just checking, I suppose, if the car has been stolen. But Martin, age 17, had on a hoodie, which does
not evoke resentment for the racist consciousness – only a strange mixture of fear and anger. 

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