Shakespeare said in a play, “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers….”
But I think perhaps he got it wrong. When we have Professors at large universities telling people who can’t or won’t speak correctly, refuse to actually learn the language as it is, and then ignore the fact that they are as racist as they come that they are “ok” there’s a serious problem in this country.
The problem started with, and is going to end with the educational system we have in America, where the US Government dictates what local schools can do, how much money they get and use the massive enforcement system of the government’s arms to remove non-compliant leaders in the field of education.
This comes from “Red Alert Politics”:
Columbia professor: “Cracker may have been an appropriate term” for Trayvon Martin to call George Zimmerman
It made sense for Trayvon Martin to call George Zimmerman a “cracker,” according to Columbia University professor John McWhorter.
McWhorter, a professor of linguistics and a contributing editor to The New Republic, was a guest on MSNBC‘s ‘All In with Chris Hayes‘ on Thursday night, where he expounded on the Zimmerman murder trial. McWhorter proclaimed it somehow acceptable that Trayvon Martin had supposedly called Zimmerman a “cracker.”
“Of course he might refer to the person as a cracker because he’s a human being,” McWhorter said, explaining that Martin might have felt threatened by Zimmerman following him.
Fair trial? I highly doubt it. This whole thing is going to land on the heads and backs of the all-female jury. I recall something about “Jury of your peers” in the law. I just can’t see this going well for Zimmerman. I’ll point out as a neighborhood watch person that we are REQUIRED to call 9-1-1 every time we see something suspicious. Not to get into the fray.
Judge will allow past Zimmerman calls to police as evidence in murder trial
Published June 26, 2013
Jurors in the George Zimmerman murder trial will hear about nearly 50 calls the defendant made to police prior to his fatal confrontation with Florida teen Trayvon Martin, evidence the prosecution believes will show the defendant was a neighborhood busybody who often eyed strangers with suspicion.
Zimmerman, 29, called the police close to 50 times over an eight-year period to report such things as slow vehicles, loitering strangers in the neighborhood and open garages.
24 June 2013
(SANFORD, Fla.) — The trial of George Zimmerman for the killing of teenager Trayvon Martin began in a Florida courtroom with an emotional statement by Martin’s mother and the judge sending Zimmerman’s family out of the courtroom.
The case opened Monday in Sanford, Fla., 16 months after Martin was shot dead by Zimmerman.
Before opening statements could be introduced, Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, gave a statement.
“I’m here today as Trayvon Martin’s mom as I have been every day. I will be attending every day to get justice for my son,” Fulton said moments before she and Martin’s father entered the court. “I ask that you pray for me and my family because I don’t want any other mother to have to experience what I am going through now.”
Benjamin Crump, a lawyer for the family, also summed up the arguments prosecutors may make.
“We think this is a simple case. There are two important facts. Number one, George Zimmerman was a grown man with a gun. And number two, Trayvon Martin was a minor who had no blood on his hands,” Crump said.