Posted 5 years ago on July 15, 2013, 5:07 p.m. EST by Phanya2011
from Tucson, AZ
This content is user submitted and not an official statement
Racism is not the issue in America. Fear is the issue. All the attention on racism takes the focus off of the fact that fear is exacerbated by the media -- including this forum -- and people blame each other for being afraid. The Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman matter was chosen because it had all the juicy details needed to hype the racism talk and ignore the fear. Fear translates directly into hate. I could be the most intense racist in the world, but if I do not hate/fear the race I judge, the only harm would be to me for being ignorant. We need to let each other know we are safe from each other and turn our attention to changing our government.