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Old 12-07-2018, 03:35 AM
Little Nemo is offline
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Originally Posted by yendis View Post
But in this story you are in Martin's position and the other guy is Zimmerman. So if you had defended yourself and he killed you he would be in the right. Well except that he was black and therefore guilty by default in some people's eyes.
I think that's the principle at work. For some people, it doesn't matter what the actual circumstances were. They'll always believe that the black guy started it and the white guy was just defending himself. Everything else can be adjusted to fit that narrative.