Well, don't I feel embarrassed. It would appear that I have been wrong all along about George Zimmerman. I have portrayed him as an exemplar of a post racial, color blind society. The reality is otherwise.
A recent tip sent to the DOJ tip line has made public beyond question Zimmerman's long standing membership in an organization with deeply racist ties. The contents of the tip were published by Patterico:
Dear Department of Justice, As a concerned citizen, I feel I must answer the call for tips regarding your civil rights investigation into the shooting of Trayvon Martin. It has come to my attention that recently acquitted George Zimmerman has ties to an organization that fought against the emancipation of slaves, opposed the 1964 civil rights acts, and spawned the Ku Klux Klan and Jim Crow laws. Members of George’s sordid organization don’t limit their bigotry to African Americans, and indeed have disturbingly backwards views of Indians as well as Jews. This organization has even promoted injustice and voter intimidation on the basis of a person’s skin color, damaging our very faith in our democracy. . . .
You can follow the link for the video and documentary evidence. It would seem that Obama, the NAACP and the CBC have been right all along.