The US Report recently took the Associated Press to task for calling President Barack Obama’s sweeping amnesty proposal for illegal aliens a “deportation proposal.” At the least, Obama’s rewriting of existing immigration law, without benefit of Congress, is an “anti-deportation proposal.”
Now the AP has done it again with a statement about Trayvon Martin’s resemblance to Obama.
The news service decided to tackle the question of whether race relations have improved under Obama. Race relations are an ongoing obsession with the Left, possibly because of the ideology’s alignment with Democrat Party ideology. That party does have a racist history.
Here’s a telling excerpt related to the Trayvon Martin shooting; I’ve bolded the innate racist aspect of the article:
He [President Barack Obama] said all the facts were not known, the legal system should take its course - and that "if I had a son, he would look like Trayvon."
The comment was factual, but it still strikes Cattaneo as a coded message to black people that Obama is on their side.
No, the comment was not factual—it reeks of the familiar They all look alike to me.
Trayvon Martin’s features did not resemble those of Obama, Obama’s mother, his father, his children or any other relative whose photo I have seen.
Even the president’s skin color and that of Martin are different because Obama is bi-racial.
All black people don’t look alike and nor do all people of other races except to politicians reliant on identity politics who tend to see us all as blocs rather than individuals.
Martin’s death wasn’t a tragedy because he was black. It was a tragedy because he was a young man who had his whole life ahead of him and that life was taken prematurely.
It's hard to believe an editor at the AP let the "comment was factual" assertion stand.
There's more. The AP writer just could not bring himself to describe the alleged Martin shooter George Zimmerman as "hispanic." Bear in mind that's how Zimmerman's own family described him.
Here’s how the AP writer described Zimmerman:
George Zimmerman, whose father is white and mother is from Peru.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/July 30, 2012)
In Obama era, have race relations improved? (Associated Press)
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