Published On: Sun, Jul 14th, 2013

The Nation writes ‘White Supremacy Acquits George Zimmerman’ noting the ‘slave owning rapist’ Thomas Jefferson

The verdict in the George Zimmerman trial was sure to spark outrage and possible riots. Celebrities like Marlon Wayans appears to be flooding twitter with racist rants about slavery returning and needing to watch Roots to explain this outcome to his children.

The Nation writer Aura Bogado titled her piece “White Supremacy Acquits George Zimmerman” to essentially just call America racist for acquitting Zimmerman. While discussing that he’s Hispanic she says the system protected him because of his alliances with White America.

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“Watching Zimmerman in the defense seat, his sister in the courtroom, and his mother on the stand, one can’t deny the skin color that informs their experience. They are not white. Yet Zimmerman’s apparent ideology—one that is suspicious of black men in his neighborhood, the “assholes who always get away—” is one that adheres to white supremacy.”

Of course, the defense targeting the nearly incoherent testimony of Trayvon Martin’s friend Rachel Jeantel and the “racially coded” comments were only trumped by her assessment of Thomas  Jefferson.

“It was replicated in the courtroom by his defense, whose team tore away at Rachel Jeantel, questioning the young woman as if she was taking a Jim Crow–era literacy test. A defense that, during closing, cited slave-owning rapist Thomas Jefferson, played an animation for the jury based on erroneous assumptions, made racially coded accusations about Trayvon Martin emerging “out of the darkness,” and had the audacity to compare the case of the killing of an unarmed black teenager to siblings arguing over which one stole a cookie.”

Sadly the author isn’t aware or doesn’t care that Thomas Jefferson was likely not the father of of Sally Heming’s children, but his younger brother Randolph. (More on that here)

More disheartening is The Nation’s own abandonment from their own pledge to “wage war” on “exaggeration, and misrepresentation” unless the weapon used is their own brand of hyperbole.

The Nation will not be the organ of any party, sect, or body. It will, on the contrary, make an earnest effort to bring to the discussion of political and social questions a really critical spirit, and to wage war upon the vices of violence, exaggeration, and misrepresentation by which so much of the political writing of the day is marred.
—from The Nation’s founding prospectus, 1865

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