Campaign 2012 Has Its Byproducts

 Now we have the racially motivated killings in Tulsa on the heels of the Trayvon Martin slaying in Sanford. Two men are accused of killing three black people and wounding two others over the weekend. It may be coincidence but have racially motivated attacks and killings become more frequent as Campaign 2012 heats up? A  United States Senator calling the President of The United States, who happens to be black, "stupid", just throws another log on the fire. It's only April. There is still a long road ahead to the November elections. There is still time for campaigning to be drawn around issues affecting the welfare and security of this country rather than dwelling on what church one worships in or why one does not worship or what one does in his bedroom or what one's skin color is.  There is still time for candidates to clean up their act, but I'm not holding my breath. There is big money devoted to retiring the country's first black president. There is big money devoted to putting a gun in every household. Racially motivated murders may very well be the tip of the iceberg. We need a little political climate warming.

1 comment:

Lyndsey Garza said...

I wanted to express how much I enjoyed your blog post today titled “Campaign 2012 Has Its Byproducts”. You eloquently set the stage between the looming election in November and the recent tragedies in the news, including Trayvon Martin’s case. I really enjoyed your emphasis on concentrating on protecting the welfare and security in our country, rather than squabbling amongst another on basis of difference. Difference in opinion, perspective, intention, upbringing and social morality do not make one man more pious than the other.

Something I believe that we truly need to work on as a country and as an industry, is keeping media bias outside of our public forum. The actions on behalf of NBC, who doctored the 911 dispatch conversation with George Zimmerman to change the portrayal of his intentions (to racially driven), need to be reprimanded. These are the sorts of stories that not only discredit the media as a whole, but they fuel fiery public opinion that could be based on strawman logical fallacies. Most will agree this case seems like a tragedy of racist proportions, but it is so little we actually know about Martin and Zimmerman alike. It is the legal system, the jurors and the lawyers who will bring the self-evident truth to light.

I wanted to share with you a video about the Trayvon Martin case that I think you will find relevant and supplemental to your coverage. I hope you enjoy it, as I included the link below.

“No Grand Jury in Trayvon Martin Case”

The clip does a great job of concisely sourcing and compiling news reports to emphasize the scope and context the content being reported on. Newsy synthesizes and analyzes news into neutral comprehensive video clips showing a variety of opinions on the story.

I hope you will embed this video into your blog and maybe in the future, we could swap blogroll links and widgets.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration. I look forward to working with you in the future,

Lyndsey Garza
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