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Poll shows big racial divide in opinion on Trayvon Martin case
Yahoo! News ^ | April 6, 2012 | Liz Goodwin

Posted on 04/06/2012 9:27:34 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Americans are sharply divided by race in their opinion of the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Florida by a Hispanic neighborhood watchman.

A Gallup/USA Today poll finds that most black Americans (73 percent) think Trayvon Martin's shooter, George Zimmerman, would have been arrested if Martin had been white. Only 33 percent of non-Hispanic white people said the same thing.

The racial divide on Zimmerman's guilt was also big: 51 percent of black people said Zimmerman is "definitely guilty" based on the information available, compared to only 10 percent of whites. About 20 percent of both whites and blacks said Zimmerman was "probably guilty."(continued)

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TOPICS: Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: georgezimmerman; mediabias; mediamalpractice; obamaracism; polls; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman

1 posted on 04/06/2012 9:27:40 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Poll shows big racial divide in opinion on Trayvon Martin case”

Wow, what a suprise!/s


2 posted on 04/06/2012 9:31:02 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE ("We must hang together, gentlemen...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately." - Franklin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What is next? The mob’s hemp rope for Zimmerman?


3 posted on 04/06/2012 9:31:13 AM PDT by Sasparilla
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What is next? The mob’s hemp rope for Zimmerman?


4 posted on 04/06/2012 9:31:39 AM PDT by Sasparilla
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Its not unusual for a large majority of blacks to put race before justice.

Look at how many believe Michael Jackson was a pedophile (and they hate pedophiles) but still defended him as a victim of white persecution.


5 posted on 04/06/2012 9:31:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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there is a great racial divide because most sane americans have been able to get the real details of this incident, thus notice the lack of stories now.....even the lamestream media are realizing they ginned up this whole racist incident themselves, and the black americans are, as they did/do with obama, stick to their guns based solely on race....


6 posted on 04/06/2012 9:33:14 AM PDT by raygunfan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am shocked! Shocked I tell you!

Maybe I should stop rubbing my socks on the carpet.


7 posted on 04/06/2012 9:33:19 AM PDT by digital-olive
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To: cripplecreek

“Look at how many believe Michael Jackson was a pedophile (and they hate pedophiles) but still defended him as a victim of white persecution.”

How could a white woman be a victim of white persecution?


8 posted on 04/06/2012 9:35:42 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Interesting how the poll makes this into a black/white thing. Where are the numbers for the Hispanics and Asians?


9 posted on 04/06/2012 9:36:27 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...by a Hispanic neighborhood watchman.”

. . .

Well, that’s news.

What happened to the “white Hispanic” meme?


10 posted on 04/06/2012 9:36:46 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"I feel shocked"


11 posted on 04/06/2012 9:37:29 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There was a time when a black man could be lynched on anybody's say-so.
That was not good. We got away from that.
The other way around is no better.

12 posted on 04/06/2012 9:38:46 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Poll shows, it worked.

Pray for America


13 posted on 04/06/2012 9:40:38 AM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A Gallup/USA Today poll finds that most black Americans (73 percent) think Trayvon Martin's shooter, George Zimmerman, would have been arrested if Martin had been white. Only 33 percent of non-Hispanic white people said the same thing.

Obviously, the non-Hispanic white people are wrong and need to have their consciousness raised.

/s

14 posted on 04/06/2012 9:40:44 AM PDT by Maceman (Liberals' only problem with American slavery is that the slaves were privately owned.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think it’s more of a “truth and honesty” divide. It’s just that some races aren’t very good at it.


15 posted on 04/06/2012 9:42:19 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: BitWielder1
There was a time when a black man could be lynched on anybody's say-so.

I'm being pedantic here (or something) but I just feel like pointing out that the total number of people who were considered "lynched" was around 3000 -- that covers the entire post-Civil War era. Three thousand. And not all of them were black (whites (often Jews), Indians, etc were lynched as well as Blacks).

The conventional wisdom is that an epidemic of lynching swept the country for decade after decade. Like most of this crap, the hysteria over lynching is mostly garbage.

I'm not sure how many whites are murdered by blacks every year, but it's a pretty big number. But Whites are the bad guys. It's racist to ever say anything else.

16 posted on 04/06/2012 9:48:13 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Americans are sharply divided by race

Yes they are...no thanks to Moambo who purposely touched the emotional buttons he knew would rile the black community.

However as I see it Martin Luther King changed the equation long ago...and "whitey" shifted for that...but many in the black community remained in the 70's mindset....sometimes you can 'free' an individual to be all they can be but they have to want to be and forge ahead.....most of the black community has moved forward and are living life....those we are hearing from now are "stuck" with the likes of Sharpton, Jackson...and Farrakan...and Obamanites...and for that will never have life to the fullest....their loss.

17 posted on 04/06/2012 9:49:02 AM PDT by caww
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To: ClearCase_guy
Clarifying my number just a bit:

From Wikipedia:

at least 4,743 people lynched in the United States between 1882 and 1968, 3,446 of them black, 154 of them women,[3] 73 percent of them in the South.[4]

A tragedy, sure, but this number is small compared to amount of black-on-white violence we live with today. Everyone agrees that lynching was bad. Today, the black-on-white violence is often passed off as a by-product of White Racism and Oppression of Blacks -- in other words: whites deserve it.

18 posted on 04/06/2012 9:56:47 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

OJ Simpson trial, same thing: Race.
The photos of audiences viewing the verdict on TV show jubilant black people and glum white people.
`Jubilant’ because OJ beat the legal system’; `Glum’ because a man who cut his ex-wife’s throat so severely that she was like a human Pez dispenser—and stabbed to death her lover as well—walked away.
It looks like fake black outrage to me.


19 posted on 04/06/2012 9:58:54 AM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives)
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To: cripplecreek

and let’s not forget the O.J. jury....


20 posted on 04/06/2012 9:59:15 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Its not a matter of black opinion vs white. Its a matter of black opinion vs everyone else’s.


21 posted on 04/06/2012 9:59:17 AM PDT by skeeter
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It cracks me up the way the left likes to tell us the US is becoming increasingly diverse, meaning non-white... until instances like this when they want us to believe America consists of only poor benighted blacks and racist whites.


22 posted on 04/06/2012 10:01:42 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: ClearCase_guy

Family stories passed down from generation to generation has it that my great-great-great grandfather was lynched in 1864 in Arkansas for being a Union sympathizer.


23 posted on 04/06/2012 10:04:00 AM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Black people are now slaves to lies.


24 posted on 04/06/2012 10:04:38 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What I’m shocked over is that ONLY 73% of blacks think Zimmerman should be arrested, and ONLY 51% think he’s probably guilty.

I would have thought both numbers would have been in the 90% range. Someone is slipping.


25 posted on 04/06/2012 10:15:08 AM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is this Obama’s Willie Horton moment?


26 posted on 04/06/2012 10:27:47 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: rusty schucklefurd

I’ve noticed that the older this gets, the more the opinion shifts away from “guilty” among blacks. Almost like they’re starting to feel they’ve been had a little on this.


27 posted on 04/06/2012 10:29:23 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did the poll include any questions about Skittles?


28 posted on 04/06/2012 10:30:54 AM PDT by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: tumblindice
New book points to Jason Simpson as "Real Killer"
29 posted on 04/06/2012 10:40:55 AM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: cripplecreek

And don’t leave out O.J.

All evidence pointed to OJ and yet he got off. I’ve heard blacks say they knew he was guilty but it’s cool a brother got away with killing two white people.


30 posted on 04/06/2012 10:56:07 AM PDT by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Not to mention many of those lynched had actually committed crimes.


31 posted on 04/06/2012 11:01:57 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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32 posted on 04/06/2012 11:08:02 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Harley

Saw the author the other day with the “murder knife” What is Jason doing these days?


33 posted on 04/06/2012 12:28:15 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The racial divide on Zimmerman's guilt was also big: 51 percent of black people said Zimmerman is "definitely guilty" based on the information available

Given the false and misleading information in the mainstream media (NBC, ABC, et al.), and the asinine things spouted by folks like Jesse Jackson (told a church Trayvon was shot in the head) it's amazing only 51% of black people have concluded Zimmerman is "definitely guilty" based on the propaganda they specifically have been fed.

34 posted on 04/06/2012 1:14:46 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: cripplecreek

I wonder how many blacks would still want Zimmerman sent to prison if they knew Zimmerman acted in self defense? I bet that percentage would be over 50%.


35 posted on 04/06/2012 3:23:13 PM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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