Trevor Martin and George Sanchez

Trevor Martin and George Zimmerman

I wonder if Trayvon Martin were Trevor Martin, a white teenager instead of a black one, would the folks now referring to George Zimmerman as white and defending him would still do so? Or, perhaps, would they be calling him Latino and using the killing of Trevor to ratchet-up the hate speech against Latinos (illegal and otherwise).

I also wonder if we’d have heard more from leadership in the Latino community… who have so far seemed to be incredibly silent.

George Sanchez and Trayvon Martin

I wonder if George Zimmerman were George Sanchez, and had a Latino father instead of a white one, would this case be getting anything near the attention that it now garnishes? I wonder, again, if many of the white folks who defend Mr Zimmerman would be standing-up for Mr Sanchez. Or, if the cries of racial injustice that we here from those backing Trayvon would be as loud.

I also wonder if we’d have heard more from leadership in the Latino community… who have so far seemed to be incredibly silent.

 

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