Does that then mean that only black skinned jurors should be allowed in such cases? If the answer is yes then are we proposing segregated juries. Should we go further and have all female, all male, all white, all asian, all black, all local and more juries?
The jury failed to agree in the Michael Dunn case leading to the judge declaring a mistrial. Why does the colour of the jurors skin matter unless we are being classed as one, if we are white?.
I have no doubt that Dunn should have been convicted of first degree murder, as I believed in the George Zimmerman case, but apart from the lack of justice in the State of Florida is the nagging question can a black person be racist?.
An altercation following the comments shown above resulted in a difference of opinion. You cannot be racist if you are not in the position of power we white folks apparently are. That led to a little research and this is what I concluded.
In April 2013 the Huffington Post UK reported on a similar difference of opinion. "Lee Jasper, Race Relations Activist, Tweets: 'Black People In Europe And UK Can't Be Racist'."
"Lee Jasper, who was senior policy advisor on equalities to former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, and the Respect Party's candidate for the Croydon North by-election, made the claim on Twitter. After confusing Pakistan with Bangladesh, Labour London Assembly member Murad Qureshi pointed out the potential insult of such a gaffe based on the fraught history of the two countries."
The argument continued on Twitter and "Although apologising for the mistake, Tory councillor Gareth Anderson waded into the argument saying the comments constituted a "racial slur". Jasper responded by calling Anderson an "idiot" and went on to criticise his "pathetic attempt to call a black man racist"."
However, no matter how much research the conclusion is the same and that is that any person can be racist. Choosing to claim that it is prejudice not racism when it is a black person doling it out is bunkum.
And yes white people can feel racially slurred when it is assumed they could not return a fair and just verdict in a white on black trial.
In this writer's opinion Americans need to address their gun laws, trigger happy culture and ever growing racial divide as one. Racism is not acceptable, whatever the colour of your skin, and pushing the race divide further is not productive.