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George Zimmerman’s Father Publishes Book Calling NBA, NAACP ‘The True Racists’

by David Badash on June 15, 2013

in Bigotry Watch,Civil Rights,News

George Zimmerman’s father just published an e-book this week, Florida v. Zimmerman: Uncovering the Malicious Prosecution of My Son, George, apparently timed to coincide with the murder trial of George ZimmermanTrayvon Martin‘s killer. Despite the accusatory title, Zimmerman, Sr., wants you to know the book does not state any malicious or criminal activity has occurred, as this disclaimer from the book shows:

Florida v. Zimmerman_ Uncovering the Malicious Prosecution of my Son, George_ Robert Zimmerman_ Amazon.com_ Kindle Store-1-1

The book by Robert Zimmerman, Sr., available on Amazon for the low, low price of just $3.99, “describes how and why my son, George Zimmerman, has been charged with the crime of murder,” according to the Amazon description.

What the description doesn’t mention, but the table of contents does, is the chapter titled, “Who Are The True Racists,” which Judd Legum, one of the good folks over at Think Progress, calls “an apparent effort to rebut claims that his son’s actions were racially motivated.”

So, naturally, trying to rebut claims about racism, one would have to point the finger in another direction. Or something.

George Zimmerman’s father has learned that among this nation’s racists are historic, iconic institutions like the National Basketball Players Association (NBA). Also listed among this nation’s “true racists” is the venerable NAACP, which, Zimmerman, Sr. writes, “simply promotes racism and hatred for their own, primarily finical [sic], interests.” As it turns out, according to Zimmerman, Sr., “without prejudice and racial divide, the NAACP would simply cease to exist.” (Which, ironically, might be true, but, well, you know, they didn’t start it — they exist to fix it.)

Of course, according to George Zimmerman’s dad, NAACP president Ben Jealous is “what” he “would expect of a racist.” (Notice the word “what.”)

Legum adds that Robert Zimmerman, Sr. labels the Black Chamber of Commerce, the National Black United Fund, the United Negro College Fund, the National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers, the attorneys for Travyon Martin’s family, Trayvon Martin’s funeral director, and, shockingly, the Congressional Black Caucus as among “The True Racists.”

(The Congressional Black Caucus, it should be noted, consists of 42 duly-elected members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and includes civil rights icons like Rep. John Lewis.)

“Previously,” Legum writes, “Zimmerman Sr. ‘believed generally racism was a thing of the past.’ He says that, personally, he hadn’t encountered much racism, even though his wife is Hispanic. But after his son shot and killed Trayvon Martin, however, Zimmerman learned that racism is ‘flourishing at the insistence of some in the African American Community.’”

If all this “news” isn’t shocking enough for you, there’s more.

Apparently, in addition to being a renowned social scientist (not), the father of the man who shot an unarmed 17-year old who was out at night packing a Snapple and a bag of Skittles, also reveals for the very first time that the FBI’s investigation into the murder of Trayvon Martin sucked up so much of their resources that they were unable to prevent the Boston Marathon bombing.

And you’ll all have to live with that.

All of you, except, of course, Trayvon Martin.

Hat tip: Judd Legum at Think Progress

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SeanLiberty13 June 15, 2013 at 10:31 am

Written like a true racist.

Alex_Parrish June 15, 2013 at 11:51 am

Sad…just really sad.

Sgarre1 June 15, 2013 at 12:05 pm

That is pathetic…

Bronxboy47 June 15, 2013 at 1:29 pm

And this man was a judge? I'd say it's time to re-examine all of the cases he's ruled on involving African-Americans.

NorCaliGal June 15, 2013 at 11:19 pm

Papa Zimmerman was never a judge nor was he ever an attorney – Magistrate is an appointed job. His Afro-Peruvian wife married people in Spanish. Papa Zimmerman needs to look at his own pathetic words….sounds a bit racist to EVERYONE! Apple tree thing…yes, applies to them!

James_M_Martin June 15, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Strange timing for its publication, I must say. What is he trying to do, influence potential jurors? Sheeesh! The most damning evidence, already mentioned by one juror during voir dire, is the fact that the police dispatcher told this shithead not to go after Trevon. He ignored the warning. He had a pistol. Trevon was unarmed. The killing would not have taken place had this racist son of a bitch listened to the dispatcher. He went gunning for that young African-American. It is just that simple. He should do life.

Woodstock1947 June 16, 2013 at 8:06 am

Malicious activity? Here we have someone who followed another down the street, apparently provoked some sort of confronation with them and then shot them dead. I do not think one can legitimately claim self defense if you pick a fight with someone and then kill them when they react.
I support the Second Amendment . I support the "castle doctrine". Someone comes barging into my home at 2am or something is likely to get clobbered with the first thing handy, whether a firearm or the iron frying pan.
But this is not the case with Zimmerman . He followed someone walking down a public street , where they had every right to be, and murdered them.
Try telling me he would have done the same if Trayyvon Martin had been a cleancut white boy. His act has racism written all over it! Two more words that are synonymous with a racial murder like this: Emmet Till.

stobberdobber June 17, 2013 at 11:46 am

As usual, almost every where I go to read an article about this incident, few of the commentators have any clue about it. They should reserve their comments to themselves in my opinion. It doesn't sound as if this writer has actually read the book, only taken comments from others-out of context at that- and placed them here. The book tells this experience through Mr. Zimmerman's eyes and perspective. That is all. I hope and pray that none of you have to experience such a thing.

rpmcmurph July 17, 2013 at 10:57 am

I'm sorry. Why is his Dad's book relevant to the Post Verdict conversation?

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