It's one thing to protest against injustice, for changes in the law, and in attitudes as well, but it’s another to take out all one’s rage on one human being who is as much a victim of our society as anyone else. I don't think Zimmerman acted with malicious intent. I know this is debatable, and that's okay. I think the situation was tragic. But Zimmerman is not the embodiment of evil, the incarnation of evil racism. He just helped a family stuck in an SUV as the result of a truck accident; a random act of kindness, a good deed.
Do any of us know how we would react if we felt threatened? If some fear, conscious or unconscious, triggered some survival reaction? How many of us have crossed the street if a black person is following us? Distanced ourselves from a group of black teenagers? We are all victims of racism and stereotypes, black and white, white and black Latinos, new and old immigrants. Most of us grew up in segregated America and imbibed the culture. It’s not good, but social pressure and cultural programming exist.