Many have said that George Zimmerman, the man who murdered Trayvon Martin, wasn’t racist and in fact could not be racist because his mother is Hispanic and he has Hispanic relatives. Still, I did not find that argument convincing. Anyone who finds a boy who is walking with skittles and iced tea suspicious because he is wearing a “hoodie” has to have something else going on. Anyway that’s the way I saw it. When I heard the 911 tape, it sure sounded like Zimmerman used a racial slur to describe Trayvon, but no one gave a conclusive answer after studying and enhancing the tape. So is George Zimmerman racist or not?
Today I came across an article that mentions some old myspace page that George Zimmerman had a few years ago, under the name Joe G., and his pictures were clearly on it. At the time, Zimmerman was talking about his hometown and stated that he missed family and friends, but there were things he did not miss and I quote: "I don't miss driving around scared to hit mexicans walkin on the side of the street, soft (expletive) wanna be thugs messin with peoples cars when they aint around (what are you provin, that you can dent a car when no ones watchin) don't make you a man in my book," Zimmerman writes on the page.
“Workin 96 hours to get a decent pay check, gettin knifes pulled on you by every mexican you run into!" he adds.
Now this does seem to give credibility to the fact that Zimmerman had racist tendencies, despite the fact that his mother is Hispanic. Is it that far fetched that he was acting in a racist manor by racial profiling Trayvon the night he followed him and gunned him down? I don’t think so. As I always say, the truth will come out. And add to the mix that Zimmerman brags he had two felonies pled down to misdemeanors and had to take anger management classes.
I’m sure most people want justice for Trayvon, and most especially if this was a hate crime.
Joe G Myspace: George Zimmerman Old Myspace page