Black Congresswoman thinks that Zimmerman trial shows America treats blacks as inferior to whites
“The tragic death of our young man, Trayvon Martin, followed by the acquittal of the man who pursued him and killed him, has reminded us that although it may seem as if African-Americans and other minorities have achieved full equality in our civil society, we are still victims of racial profiling in violation of our laws and our morals,” Ms. Clarke said, from the House floor, The Hill reported.
She continued: “The lives of black men and women are not accorded the same value as the lives of white Americans. This is a reality for far too many black Americans.
Ms. Clarke is Democrat from New York. . . .
The New York Daily News has this reaction from Rep. Clarke to the Zimmerman verdict.
REP. CLARKE: “We know that Trayvon Martin would have been living today if George Zimmerman had not pursued him with a firearm. I am disappointed that the laws of Florida have failed to secure justice for Trayvon and his family. Our children are not safe if private citizens have the authority to act as vigilantes. My prayers are with the parents of Trayvon Martin, who have demonstrated extraordinary courage in this awful tragedy."Here is Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) discussion of what Brooklyn was like in 1898 (start at 3:04 into the video).