Mark O’Mara: Zimmerman Trial Was Not About Race

I’m not sure whether you would agree with George Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara. But according to O’Mara, Zimmerman’s actions on the night in question was not racially motivated. Much has been made about race and the judicial system since Zimmerman’s “not guilty” verdict. And many people are using the outcome of this trial to express their disdain for the history of injustice as it applies to African-Americans here in the America.  On this blog we’ve written about said injustices on many occasions, and a quick search might be enough to convince you if needed.

mark-omara-zimmermanIn the following interview, Mark O’Mara acknowledges this fact. However, he stands firm on his belief that the Zimmerman trial had nothing to do with race. According to O’Mara, of all the people involved in the case, having practiced law and represented many African-Americans, he knows all too well the inequality that exists within the judicial system. I’m not sure if what he says will convince many of you, but I would love to hear your thoughts on the matter in the comment section below. My guess is that if you’re black like me and are forced to pack a chunk of concrete on the off-chance that you may be racially profiled, stalked, and pursued by someone like Zimmerman you’d say that O’Mara is dead-ass-wrong. In fact, you might even say that he’s racist for his statement; not to mention how he played the race card by putting the Trauyvon Martin family attorney, Benjamin Crump, on blast for what he sees as race-baiting (watch video here).

As for what I think? Check out our last episode of Madness & Reality Radio to get it (here).

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