Anger over profiling pointed in wrong direction

April 4, 2012 at 4:03 p.m.
Updated April 3, 2012 at 11:04 p.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

I always enjoy reading Walter Williams' column (an African American syndicated columnist) in your newspaper. His March 28 column was no exception. Mr. Williams' article was about racial profiling. Mr. Williams stated, "Blacks and Muslims who face the insults of being profiled might direct their anger at those who've made blacks and crime synonymous and terrorism and Muslims synonymous (Uniform Crime Report for 2009)." I believe he should have also stated that our Hispanic population might better direct their anger at those illegal immigrants who are at the root of Hispanic profiling. I do not believe in racial profiling! It is wrong! But we all, as American citizens, must clean up our own backyards and neighborhoods and take some responsibility for our own situation. The case in Florida where George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed, 17-year-old African-American student, sounds mighty fishy to me. Had Mr. Zimmerman stayed in his vehicle as instructed by the 911 dispatcher, young Trayvon would have probably been in school this morning. Please take the time and read Walter Williams' article in the March 28 issue of the Victoria Advocate.

Joe Newman, Victoria



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