Will George Zimmerman Be Stripped Of His Honorary Whiteness By Conservatives?

George Zimmerman Arrested Again In Florida
George Zimmerman’s new look

AFRICANGLOBE – Trayvon Martin is still dead.

In the months and years before he shot and killed Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman was arrested for fighting with the police, accused of molesting a family member, committed domestic battery, violated the rules of being a member of the neighborhood watch by carrying a weapon while on “duty”, and was on mood altering drugs.

George Zimmerman was and is a ticking time bomb of violence. And I would not be surprised if Zimmerman is eventually diagnosed as being sociopathic.

George Zimmerman has been arrested again–not for murdering Trayvon Martin–but for threatening his pregnant girlfriend with a shotgun.

I wrote many essays about the Trayvon Martin murder case as I tried to work through what his death by a street vigilante revealed about the intersections of race, crime, and the law in the United States.

Yet, months after Zimmerman’s acquittal, I am still vexed by how conservatives, colorblind racists, and the Gun Right (to the degree such a cohort can be disentangled) could flock to his defense. He is a serial loser. Why make Zimmerman the flag bearer and martyr figure for the cause of “gun rights?” Who could reasonably imagine George Zimmerman as a “victim?”

The answer lies in the power of the White racial frame to make insanity seem reasonable, and to normalize the monstrous. In all, racism, guns, and “reasonable doubt” trump the rights of Black Americans, and other ethnic minorities, to be  safe in their personhood from the violent prerogatives and prejudices of the White Gaze.

In private, many of Zimmerman’s defenders likely knew that he was an irresponsible person and guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin. However, their public commitment to White supremacy and symbolic racism trumps reason, ethics, and a broad humanism which embraces Black Americans as worth the same protections and citizenship rights as White people.

Black Americans, because of their historical memory and lived experiences, are highly attuned to threats of racially motivated violence by people like George Zimmerman. The Black Freedom Struggle would not have triumphed over the racial terrorism of slavery, as well as Jim and Jane Crow, without those survival skills.

George Zimmerman’s arrest for domestic violence is only a “surprise” for the most in denial and willfully ignorant members of the American public–and for those whose commitment to the Gun Gods have otherwise damaged their ability to think in a critical and reflective manner.

During the murder trial, Trayvon Martin’s friend Rachel Jaentel was mocked, derided, and publicly lambasted by George Zimmerman’s defenders and the Right-wing media. Her retelling of Trayvon’s fear-laced observation that  he was being stalked by a “creepy ass cr*cker” was proven accurate (again) by Zimmerman’s arrest for domestic violence and threatening his pregnant girlfriend with a shotgun on Monday of last week.

As others have smartly observed, several months ago George Zimmerman learned that he could stalk and kill a Black child for the crime of walking down the street “without permission”. George Zimmerman has now learned that  you go to jail for threatening to shoot a pregnant White woman with a shotgun.

I wonder: how long until George Zimmerman is stripped of his honorary Whiteness by the White Right? Or does the Right’s misogyny and love of guns trump their defense of White women against domestic violence?


By: Chauncey DeVega 


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  1. You let them play you like a deck of cards! If he was in Africa and got away with murder, threatening his wife and father in law with a gun, and then his mistress, you would assume he was related to or protected by a government! Here, he is more then likly a drug courier for the Florida police, and Trayvon may have seen him loading drugs into his truck, and was executed drug lord style! Why else would the camera evidence of Twin lakes not be subpoeanad by the prosecutor, and why were the front gate security and the woman Trayvon went to visit, not at the trial?

  2. It is the ameriKKKa developed culture of deliberately perpetuating mass GENOCIDE on the entire blackrace. So, when serial murderers as GZ aid the process, it is celebrated, protected and promoted. Unfortunately, the murderous hunter is now hunted by its own promoters. That serve them right. Hope next time he actually kills 10 white women.

  3. that MoFo aint got know d%^n Post Tramatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He killed that boy in cold blood!!! I’ve been through some terrible situations in my life & i’m sure i’m not the only one. i aint got PTSD! Cant get me to believe that!

  4. GOP, Tea Party and all the other Conservatives said, Zimmerman was a hero. ROFLMAO! Their hero has no problem will pulling a gun out on them either ===> ask the white girl. :-D

  5. I don’t know about that. I think he went crazy afterwards, George could have PTSD. Before he was a good worker and going to law school. He was even tutoring little black kids in the neighborhood. Then he changed after the shooting which is very similar to police and military with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. I give him the benefit of the doubt. Because this is what I would want if I went to trial on murder. Judge me on the evidence. Evidence said Not Guilty.