Anyone who insists that racism plays no part in today's political discourse is not just disingenuous, but a fucking asshole, to boot:
Investors' Business Daily, a business newspaper widely viewed as having a conservative editorial page, decided to dip its toes into racial politics over the weekend with a political cartoon about the case of Trayvon Martin. But instead of presenting a valid criticism of the negative reactions to George Zimmerman's not guilty verdict, the publication invoked lynchings — one of the great tragedies committed against Black Americans — to try to make its point.
I'm not going to link to the cartoon, because it is so fucking offensive. As one of the commenters at Think Progress notes: "I love when people use lynching in a context to criticize something even though back in the day they would have been okay with lynching."
Guns! Guns! Guns! - Upon hearing that the Justice Department is placing a hold on all evidence in the case, including the pistol teen hunting enthusiast George Zimmerman used to kill unarmed Skittles fan Trayvon Martin, the Buckeye Firearms Foundation announced that it is raising money to buy the former neighborhood stalker a new gun. (Livewire)