WARNING: Watching this video may cause your eyes to bleed.
On Tuesday, Georgetown University Professor Michael Eric Dyson told MSNBC’s Martin Bashir that he believes, if the racial distinctions were reversed in the case against George Zimmerman for the 2012 murder of Trayvon Martin, the public’s reaction to the cases would be dramatically different. He added that the “George Zimmermans of the world continue to get away” with “the killing of our children” without facing justice. […]
“Time and again, for one reason or another, young black people lose their lives and it is seen as the necessary condition for the justice system to prevail,” Dyson insisted.
He asked if the victim in this case were white, or if Zimmerman were black, “would we see the same outcome?”
“The unfortunate and tragic reality is that our children of color pay the price for the contradictions in a justice system,” he declared. “And the George Zimmermans of the world continue to get away, if it is true, with the killing of our children without necessarily facing the kind of consequences that a justice system would demand.”