Originally Posted by Piobaire
Ruben Navarette asks some of the tough questions today:Why the leaders of Hispanic advocacy groups and 501(c)(3) organizations that are supposed to give voice to the voiceless and speak up for Hispanics in their hour of need were silent during the trial and didn't come to Zimmerman's defense despite the fact the defendant was identified as Hispanic early on.
I wondered about that part too. I guess the answer ishttp://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/07/22/zimmerman-verdict-86-percent-of-african-americans-disapprove/
"Some 60 percent of Hispanics say blacks and other minorities do not receive equal treatment with whites in the criminal justice system, and by a two-to-one ratio, they disapprove of the verdict in the Zimmerman trial."
I thought the interesting thing about this case is that it seems to be almost a perfect proxy for politics, not for race. How populations feel about the verdict (if they have an opinion), seems to break down exactly along how they vote. 85% of blacks say guilty, 60% of hispanics and a reasonably large minority of whites (i. Young people say guilty, old people say not. For the total population, its pretty much 40-40 plus 20 undecided.