- The Washington Times - Monday, April 2, 2012

The tragedy of Trayvon Martin, the teenager killed in Florida, should be thoroughly investigated using all of the facts available. It should not, however, be turned into a racial issue by those who look for every opportunity to do just that (“Fla. Gov. Scott: Bounties, retribution in Trayvon Martin case has ‘no place in this dialogue,’ ” Web, Sunday).

People who make their living from or get elected to Congress by using the tensions that exist between the black and white communities in this country are going all-out in the media to use this heartbreak in Florida for their own benefit.

If I’m mistaken, maybe they can explain their inflammatory racial remarks that continue to stir up members of the black community in the Martin case.

It’s very interesting how accused killer George Zimmerman is being portrayed as white when he has a Hispanic parent and a white parent. President Obama has one black parent and one white parent, yet he is considered black. So one has to wonder if those people inflaming the Martin case would ever call President Obama white.


Lambertville, N.J.

Sign up for Daily Opinion Newsletter

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide