You think he’d be so forgiving if this was Zimmerman describing Martin as a N-word?
During testimony in the trial of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin, a key witness for the prosecution revealed that Martin had referred to Zimmerman as a “creepy-ass cracker” moments before he was shot. The witness said that this was not, as she understood it, a racial term. During a segment on CNN, one of the network’s contributors agreed with this assessment. He added that Martin was merely using what is an acceptable descriptive term in “the black community” when he called Zimmerman a “cracker.”
“The issue is the word cracker,” said CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin expressing incredulity over the assertion that the word was not a racial slur.
CNN contributor Ryan Scott said that his made “perfect sense.” […]
“But he’s not saying it to be offensive to George Zimmerman, he’s being descriptive to what he sees,” Scott asserted.