Big Gap Between Races in U.S. on Trayvon Martin Killing

Deborah Charles, Reuters, April 12, 2012

Americans are deeply divided by race over the killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, with 91 percent of African-Americans saying he was unjustly killed, while just 35 percent of whites thought so, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Thursday.

Fifty-nine percent of Hispanics believe that Martin was unjustly killed six weeks ago, according to the online poll of 1,922 Americans, conducted Monday through Thursday. (Link to poll: here)

In a sign of how riveted Americans have been by the case, 93 percent of those surveyed said they were aware of the shooting, which set off heated debates over race, gun control and crime.

“African Americans have a significantly different perspective on the whole incident than white Americans or Hispanic Americans,” said Ipsos pollster Chris Jackson. “This incident is one of the clearest splits we’ve seen between whites and blacks.”


The poll also showed a stark racial divide between whites and blacks over whether heavy media coverage of the case had been appropriate. A total of 68 percent of blacks surveyed said they thought the amount of media coverage had been appropriate, while only 24 percent of whites thought it was right.


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  • Thedr4673

    Please don’t count me among the 91 percent. The details of the shooting seem to possibly vindicate the shooter. And yes, the case has gotten way too much exposure. You would think that Trayvon was Obama’s son…. Oh, wait, he was, lol
    And no, this is a minor matter. Do blacks think that this case is seriously bigger than issues like the debt and deficit, the economy, our broken immigration system, failing schools, etc. Etc. Etc.?
    Yes sadly they do. This comes from firsthand experience. This is the equivalent of the moon landing to them as far as water cooler talk.

    • Anon12


      Maybe we should ask these questions,

       Why hasn’t there been WORLDWIDE national media attention like  this case  about Christian/Newsome?
       Or about the Wichita murders? 
      Or about the White 85 yr old woman in Tulsa recently that was raped and murdered by blacks in her own home and her 90 yr. old husband shot?
      Or how about the media coverage of the 13 yr. ol White boy who was set ablaze by blacks?

       Where is the national media coverage on these plus the thousands of other cases of black atrocities against WHITES?   The list is endless. Until WE demand it, it will never be publicized.

      This is the question that should be asked in these polls.  These questions should also be asked to these talking head WHITE hosts on radio and TV! 

      • redshirts

        Why so much MSM silence about the Nkosi Thandie scandal in Atlanta.  He killed a White girl out of documented racist hate, and nothing on FoxNews?

        White people disgust me with how much they tolerate their own genocide without even complaining.  Whites are more scared of a liberal with a cell phone camera than they are of murderous blacks.

      • Paulie Walnuts

        You’re right Anon 12! The blood of the above mentioned innocents still cries out for justice, or better said, “revenge” because there is no justice for Euro- Americans in this country any more.

        Fiat Justitia ruat caelum.

  • No

    9% of blacks were still going through the booking process and were unavailable for comment.

    • JackKrak


  • Space4jan

    In a recent opinion poll, 99 % of the public now thought the earth was flat, but only 1 % (the scientists who had allegedly examined all the facts) thought it was really round.  “Clearly as we are outvoted, we must mistaken and will have to scrap all our textbooks now we are proved guilty of roundism,” said a spokesman for the disgraced astronomical community.  “This may not be the end of scientific roundism,” said the President in a speech to the nation.  “We must keep on our guard, and bring in new legislation.”

    • Enoch_Power

      These far-right roundists need to be prosecuted for round-speech.  Round speech is particularly hateful and dangerous.  Many fisherman have lost their lives believing that they can fish beyond the half-mile permitted zone.  Sadly they dropped off the edge of the earth n’er to be seen again. 

      We must promote flatism and inter-flat dialogue with other flatitsts.  Forget the First Amendment.  Roundism must be silenced!  Equal rights for fishermen or should I say fisher-persons because women are equally good fishermen too.  

  • redshirts

    Kevin MacDonald is the best at reinforcing the prediction that as Whites become a minority, they will be less tolerant of paying to support Diversity.   Anything that heightens tensions and deepens the racial divide is good, because it can strengthen White unity sooner than total minoritization will.

    Unfortunately for us, the time gaps between Detroit 1967 and Los Angeles 1992 were too large.  Let’s pray for a Tampa, Orlando, Charlotte 2012, all just as hot and violent as they can get.  Let’s pray for NBPs to attack OWS.  Let’s pray for anything that gives college students the moral authority to shout down any professor who says “Diversity is our greatest strength”. 

    Let’s pray for more racism, because at this point, it’s the only salvation we have.

    RACISM REARS ITS UGLY HEAD AFTER SOMETHING UGLIER SHOWS UP FIRST. As bad as racism is, Diversity is worse. Dear Gawd Amightee, please help them show us how much worse…

    • xxxtonygunsxxx

       you should be aware that new black panthers and ows are on the same team sharpton voices support for ows i will assume its a typo

    • No

      QUOTE:  Kevin MacDonald is the best at reinforcing the prediction that as Whites become a minority, they will be less tolerant of paying to support Diversity

      Totally agree, with one caveat:  We don’t have to become a minority in terms of NUMBERS.

      We have already been “minoritized” in the media, Hollywood, universities, public schools, UN and Washington, DC.  We’re already second-class citizens.

      So I don’t think it’s going to take until 2050.  It may not even take until 2015 if they re-elect Obama. 

  • redshirts

    If it plays out just like the Duke Lacrosse, which it
    will, then all those who marched and shouted and mau maued will get job
    promotions through Diversity Enrichment and Inclusion Policies at White owned
    and funded colleges, endowments, and businesses.


    Remember the Duke 88? They all failed upward.  That’s America today. The details of right or
    wrong don’t matter.  All you need to do
    is show victim status or compassion for victims, and then you are on the right
    side of history and are considered “safe” on the subject of race.


    If right and wrong mattered, MSM would discuss MLK with
    the same contempt as anything deemed racist

    If it plays out just like the Duke Lacrosse, which it will, then all those who marched and shouted and mau maued will get job promotions through Diversity Enrichment and Inclusion Policies at White owned and funded colleges, endowments, and businesses.

    Remember the Duke 88? They all failed upward. That’s America today. The details of right or wrong don’t matter. All you need to do is show victim status or compassion for victims, and then you are on the right side of history and are considered “safe” on the subject of race.

    If right and wrong mattered, MSM would discuss MLK with the same contempt as anything deemed racist

  • redshirts
  • Didn’t 91% of blacks vote for Obama simply because he was black. Just goes to show what we are dealing with here.

  • xxxtonygunsxxx

    if zimmer has any brains he will not apologize but will say he defended himself and act like a man because blacks are going to hate him either way i’m sick of white people groveling and apologizing no wonder blacks just beat them randomly whats to fear

  • xxxtonygunsxxx

     exactly. this whole case is just a power grab through intimidation by blacks and the black run government.  if zimmer is smart he will laugh in their black faces, not back down, be proud that he defended himself admirably and milk this for every penny he can get via media interviews books websites donations lawsuits of public figures for speaking and thus preventing a fair unbiased jury t-shirts buttons ha ha i could go on and on, if charles manson can survive for 45 years in prison at 5 foot 3 zimmer can do the 3 months he get in the worst case scenario i’m rooting for him even though hes hispanic hes been made default white by the press or else i would’nt care

  • xxxtonygunsxxx


    • The_Bobster

      Police Search For Suspects In Smash & Grab Robbery At KOP Mall
      April 13, 2012 11:41 PM

      KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (CBS) – Police say there was a smash and grab robbery at the Tourneau watch store there in King Of Prussia Mall Friday night.

      According to police, several suspects smashed the windows of the store and took off with some very expensive watches.

      The same store was robbed last July.

    • The_Bobster

      Suspect Sought In Armed Robbery Of Delaware County 7-Eleven
      April 13, 2012 12:10 PM

      YEADON, Pa. (CBS) – Police in Delaware County are searching for an armed suspect who was caught on tape robbing a convenience store.

      The robbery happened at about 4 a.m. on April 6th inside the 7-Eleven store located on Church Lane in Yeadon.

      According to investigators, the suspect entered the store and pulled out a handgun. He then pointed the gun at a store employee and demanded cash from the register.

      The suspect then ran out of the store and hailed a cab on Church Lane. Investigators did not say how much money, if any, the suspect received.

      The suspect is described as a light-skinned black male, between 5’8”-5’11”, approximately 185 lbs., with a light beard and goatee.

      He was wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt with the word “NIKE” across the front with a white t-shirt hanging out the bottom. He was also wearing black “warm-up” pants with a white stripe down each leg and black sneakers.

  • JackKrak

    Headline should be “Big Gap Between Races in Ability to Comprehend Reality”

  • WmarkW

    But blacks and whites agree on one point — 70% of whites and 69% of blacks say the real story of what happened that night will probably never be known.  Which means most blacks think we don’t need to know the real story to determine that Trayvon was unjustly killed.

    • Anonymous

      Blacks don’t care.  They are mad first and foremost because a black person was killed by a ‘white’ man, regardless if the ‘white man’ was acting in self defense.  They hate whites, think we are responsible for all their ills in life, and are looking for any opportunity they can to defeat us.  Blacks are not our friends.  I will not be friends with them and I will scold any white person (even family) that mocks whites, southerners or pulls white guilt trips on me.  I’ve almost gotten in near shouting matches now with white liberal and white neocon family members who spout anti-white views.  I’m just so fed up with the self-hating traitors in our midst.

      • Blacks blame the “White” man even when he isn’t a White man!

  • The_Bobster

    Yet some people here think that they are our allies against the Bantus.

  • xxxtonygunsxxx

     here is the court paperwork of aaron jacob parsons who attacked and beat the white man on st pats day baltimore. SOURCE PUBLIC RECORD MARYLAND JUDICIARY CASE SEARCH

    Go Back

    Case Information


    Case Number:4B02159539Tracking No:121001040300

    Case Type:CRIMINAL

    District Code:01Location Code:03

    Document Type:WARRANTIssued Date:04/12/2012

    Case Status:ACTIVE

    Defendant Information

    Defendant Name:PARSONS, AARON JACOB



    Address:7519 STONECUTTER CT APT F

    City:ROSEDALEState:MDZip Code:21237 – 0000

    Court Scheduling Information

    Trial Date:05/15/2012Trial Time:08:30 AMRoom:3


    Trial Location:1400 E. NORTH AVE BALTIMORE 21213-1400

    Charge and Disposition Information

    (Each Charge is listed separately. The disposition is listed below the Charge)

    Charge No:001Description:ROBBERY


    Amended Date:CJIS Code:2 0700MO/PLL:Probable Cause:X

    Incident Date From: 03/18/2012To: 03/18/2012Victim Age:

    Charge No:002Description:CON-ROBBERY


    Amended Date:CJIS Code:2C0700MO/PLL:Probable Cause:X

    Incident Date From: 03/18/2012To: 03/18/2012Victim Age:

    Charge No:003Description:ASSAULT-FIRST DEGREE

    Statute:CR.3.202Description:ASSAULT-FIRST DEGREE

    Amended Date:CJIS Code:1 1420MO/PLL:Probable Cause:X

    Incident Date From: 03/18/2012To: 03/18/2012Victim Age:

    Charge No:004Description:CON-ASSAULT-FIRST DEGREE

    Statute:CLDescription:CON-ASSAULT-FIRST DEGREE

    Amended Date:CJIS Code:1C1420MO/PLL:Probable Cause:X

    Incident Date From: 03/18/2012To: 03/18/2012Victim Age:

    Charge No:005Description:ASSAULT-SEC DEGREE

    Statute:CR.3.203Description:ASSAULT-SEC DEGREE

    Amended Date:CJIS Code:1 1415MO/PLL:Probable Cause:X

    Incident Date From: 03/18/2012To: 03/18/2012Victim Age:

    Charge No:006Description:CON-ASSAULT-SEC DEGREE

    Statute:CLDescription:CON-ASSAULT-SEC DEGREE

    Amended Date:CJIS Code:1C1415MO/PLL:Probable Cause:X

    Incident Date From: 03/18/2012To: 03/18/2012Victim Age:

    Charge No:007Description:THEFT: $1,000 TO UNDER $10,000

    Statute:CR.7.104Description:THEFT: $1,000 TO UNDER $10,000

    Amended Date:CJIS Code:1 0622MO/PLL:Probable Cause:X

    Incident Date From: 03/18/2012To: 03/18/2012Victim Age:

    Charge No:008Description:RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT

    Statute:CR.3.204.(a)(1)Description:RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT

    Amended Date:CJIS Code:1 1425MO/PLL:Probable Cause:X

    Incident Date From: 03/18/2012To: 03/18/2012Victim Age:

    Related Person Information

    (Each Person related to the case other than the Defendant is shown)



    Agency Code:ADAgency Sub-Code:5901Officer ID:I573

    Event History Information




    WARI04/12/2012120412;AD 5901;1;ARR;D11107451-5


    INIT04/14/2012120414;01000000.00;HDOB;100; ;1282


    This is an electronic case record. Full case information cannot be made
    available either because of legal restrictions on access to case records
    found in Maryland rules 16-1001 through 16-1011, or because of the
    practical difficulties inherent in reducing a case record into an
    electronic format.

    • Impertinent

      Locate the address on Google Earth and authorize a drone to visit?

  • rudeboi

    I use to think you people were insane, well,it’s confirmed.

    If it weren’t for the selective memories of white people and their terrorism of my father, grandfather and great grandfather. I would feel the need to give you a pass. Okay, you need people need to hold out your arms and stand real still, so when them chickens come home to roost they’ll have a spot.

  • I believe that’s true 12. I see it as “siding” with someone who continues to pander, as well as dangle the amnesty carrot before them. Obama knows this is an automatic draw for this ignorant voting block. No matter, the results are the same as you point out. Obama gets their support and continues to pit the minorities against White America, further dividing this country. As for me, I am fine with this division, because it will likely awake millions of White Americans as to the real intent of diversity in this country.

  • Enoch_Power

    Well here in Britain we have a particular problem with these antisemicirlular extremists.  The AmRound and Spherical Quarterly was always a pernicious and particularly hateful publication whose editors were all roundist flat- deniers.   In much of Europe flat-denial is a criminal offence with a maximum sentence of 15 imprisonment.  Some of these Refuseniks even deny the frying-pan theory of Flat World Climate Change.  

    Thankfully the British government has imposed draconian legislation to outlaw roundism and flat denial.  It is now considered hate-speech to engage in sphere-talk.  Generally you are imprisoned without trial and refused bail.  Our friends in the Flatist-controlled media go to great lengths to “out” roundists and expose them for the hateful, fisher-person killers they are.

    I am reassured that the United States people are committed in their resolve to continue the war on round-orrism.  This will certainly cement the special relationship between Britain and the US and demonstrate our commitment to a new world order and the spread of flatocracy across the globe – I mean world.  

  • Gen__Lee

    Does anybody else think the numbers in this poll look like the racial breakdown of an Obama 2012 vote if the election were held today?? (not taking into account widespread voter fraud)

  • radical7

    The number of posters on this board justifying the brutal murder of a teenage boy simply because he was  Black is astounding and incomprehensible.

    • MartelC

      can you post some proof. I know your marxist professor never asks for it, but among readers here you have to do something other than scream ‘racist!’

  • Holin

    To me the problem seems to be whites and blacks are totally unsuited to live with each other as equals.
    Even the cream of the black crowd has a deep hate of the very whites who set them free and gave them the best country for blacks to live in on the planet.
    I don’t want to post some mad tirade about blacks but they are just not like us in any way, their whole mindset is very different from ours and we have allowed this and encourage it to the point it has become a spear to pierce the very heart of the benevolent white race.
    Can anyone name one black group who ever hepped anyone? Even their own kind?
    No that is not the way they work.