Monday, July 15, 2013

The “what if Trayvon were white” logical fallacy

One of the most popular liberal reactions to the finding that George Zimmerman was not guilty is to posit the question of how the case would have been treated differently if Trayvon Martin were white.

The question always is answered by the author that the shooting of a white person by a non-white person is treated more seriously by the police and the criminal justice system. This, the argument goes, makes the Zimmerman case all about race. . .

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