Posts tagged hate crime

Back in high school I did some dumb things and if anybody was hurt by that or offended by that I apologize,” he told reporters. “I certainly don’t believe that I thought the fellow was homosexual. That was the furthest thing from our minds back in the 1960s.

Mitt Romney, apologizing for leading his prep school classmates in an assault on a student they thought was gay. Did we say “apologizing”? Maybe that’s not the right word. (via motherjones)

Yet, nobody can produce examples of Romney’s good deeds from that time? When he actually helped someone? Hmmm….

The Trayvon Martin Killing, Explained (via Mother Jones)
Just a quick review some of the details of this tragedy:
He followed Trayvon because Trayvon was black.
He called the police because Trayvon was black.
He jumped out of his car because Trayvon was black.
He got into a physical altercation with Trayvon because Trayvon was black.
He shot Trayvon in the chest because Trayvon was black.
He told police afterwards that he felt threatened by Trayvon because Trayvon was black.
The veracity of George Michael Zimmerman’s account of how he came to murder Trayvon Martin wasn’t questioned by police because George Michael Zimmerman wasn’t black.

The Trayvon Martin Killing, Explained (via Mother Jones)

Just a quick review some of the details of this tragedy:

  • He followed Trayvon because Trayvon was black.
  • He called the police because Trayvon was black.
  • He jumped out of his car because Trayvon was black.
  • He got into a physical altercation with Trayvon because Trayvon was black.
  • He shot Trayvon in the chest because Trayvon was black.
  • He told police afterwards that he felt threatened by Trayvon because Trayvon was black.
  • The veracity of George Michael Zimmerman’s account of how he came to murder Trayvon Martin wasn’t questioned by police because George Michael Zimmerman wasn’t black.