Captgail, perhaps you would like to enthral us with your commentary on the slaughter in the streets of Chicago where black on black murders are at over 90%. Guaranteed none of the perps last names are Zimmerman. Please comment because there is nothing but silence from The Traveller in Chief, Obama and his lame Attorney General Holder.
Peckerwood (or simply wood) is a slur coined by southeastern Black Americans in the 19th century to describe whites. It is roughly synonymous with "cracker," #$%$" and "White trash," more prevalent in the southeast, although the last implies a degree of moral turpitude.
Blacks saw blackbirds as a symbol of themselves, and the redheaded woodpecker as a representation of working class whites. They considered them loud and troublesome like the bird, and sometimes with red hair like the woodpecker's head plumes.
...was not Z mixed Latino too...I mean NOT pure Cracker right?
...does the 16,000,000 BLACK BABIES ABORTED IN AMERICA since R v Wade or the horrendous B on B Murder Rate in America bother YOU as much as the TM case?
B on B crime in America is HORRENDOUS and no myth but FACT!
Black-on-black crime is a sensitive subject in this increasingly polarized nation. While covered in academia and occasionally addressed by talking heads on television, some believe it rarely, if ever, receives the type and depth of attention it deserves. Instead, critics argue that this national tragedy is usually swept under the rug by powerful interest groups and individuals more concerned with elevating their own racially-driven agendas than addressing the real issues at hand. The Trayvon Martin case is only the most recent example of this grim hypocrisy.
Indeed, statistics support a very different narrative than the one usually offered by “race hustlers,” as Pastor C.L. Bryant calls them, who routinely portray an America where members of the black community are selectively targeted and brutalized by white racists.
A 2007 special report released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, reveals that approximately 8,000 — and, in certain years, as many as 9,000 African Americans are murdered annually in the United States. This chilling figure is accompanied by another equally sobering fact, that 93% of these murders are in fact perpetrated by other blacks. The analysis, supported by FBI records, finds that in 2005 alone, for example, African Americans accounted for 49% of all homicide victims in the US — again, almost exclusively at the hands of other African Americans.
To put these number in perspective, recall that over 6,400 U.S. service men and women have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan combined over the course of a decade-long war fought in those nations. During the Vietnam War, which lasted nearly 13 years, some 58,000 Americans were killed — nearly 13 percent of whom were African American.
..very CHILLING stats!