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  •  you are aware that George Zimmerman (0+ / 0-)

    Is Latino, right?

    --Shannon

    "It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." -- Emiliano Zapata Salazar
    "Dissent is patriotic. Blind obedience is treason." --me

    by Leftie Gunner on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 03:08:41 PM PDT

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    •  He's also Jewish, but that's not relevant, either. (0+ / 0-)

      He self-identifies himself as white.  

      Article on Zimmerman's race or lack thereof:

      http://www.thedailybeast.com/...

    •  But he's assimilated. (0+ / 0-)

      George Zimmerman is not an Hispanic name and he certainly sees himself on the lighter end of the spectrum Vs: Martin or anyone who looks like him.

      If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

      by CwV on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 03:38:10 PM PDT

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    •  so was Tom Martinez, formerly of the aryan (0+ / 0-)

      militant group The Order.

      Ya know, from that GERMAN branch of the "Martinez" family.

      The nazis aren't terribly bright.

      And isn't George Rockwell a Jew?

      (snicker)

      •  There were Mexican born Nazis (0+ / 0-)

        Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph

        Not many, but they were not unheard of.

        "Til you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules" John Lennon - Working Class Hero

        by Horace Boothroyd III on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 07:02:39 PM PDT

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        •  Given the Austrian / German (2+ / 0-)

          emmigration to Mexico in the mid-1800s, this is not surprising.

          My father-in-law's mother's maiden name was Holmann. She crosed the border into San Diego in the 1920s, just ahead of the revolutionary hit squads... her family was wealthy Spanish / German... little native blood.

          My FiL looks more like a Spaniard than a "Mexican".

          To the original point, though... the Martin shooting simply doesn't fit neatly into the black / white racial narrative... although there has been plenty of shoving and pushing to try to make it fit that box.

          And, of course, Latino vs black racism isn't news to anybody who grew up poor in Southern California. The shooting of Trayvon Martin may well have been racially motivated, but George Zimmerman doesn't have to be white for that to be true. Racism in the real world looks more like a Jackson Pollack painting than a straight line.

          --Shannon

          "It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." -- Emiliano Zapata Salazar
          "Dissent is patriotic. Blind obedience is treason." --me

          by Leftie Gunner on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 09:19:37 PM PDT

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