I am deeply troubled by the eye-for-an-eye attitude that once again seems to be rising to the top in our society over the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin incident. There is no doubt that great progress has been achieved in the social standing of the African-American community over the past several decades. Now it seems that enough will never be enough. The current attitude that seems to prevail among the leaders in the African-American community is no longer to raise the standing of the African-American community to higher levels, but to drive the perceived evil-doing Caucasian community into the ground.
Statements made by leaders on both sides of the issue are dumbfounding. The ridiculous rioting in the streets that occurred after the innocent verdict in the Zimmerman trial tells me that the African-American community is no longer seeking to attain or to maintain equal status. They are seeking superior status, without doing anything to earn it. Get-even time seems to have arrived. The problem is the simple fact that the African-American segment of our society is still a minority and if they continue to pursue the path they seem to have chosen, race relations between whites and blacks will be set back 50 years in the process. Such a condition is not good for anyone. When are we going to begin an attempt to judge each other by their exhibited worth as a person instead of the color of their skin? Our nation has enough problems on its plate already without any attempt to create new ones.