Still a long way to go fixing stereotypes

If things are to change at all, this generation will have the hardest time of it.

Re: The George Zimmerman case.

On Sunday, July 14, 2013, George Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting of Treyvon Martin down in Florida.

A whole lot of people are upset in this change of events. The U.S. President Mr. Obama is telling the nation to be calm. He fears riots could breakout across the nation.

It’s the minorities that suffer in the end, there is no justice for the minorities.

It is just the exact same thing that happened in Los Angeles in 1992 when those four Los Angeles Police Department officers got acquitted in the beating of Rodney King. They walked.

The black people burned down half of L.A. The minorities are still being stereotyped.

In the new Lone Ranger movie, Canada’s very own aboriginal Adam Beach was to play Tonto. Hollywood had a change of heart and cast Johnny Depp instead. They figured Johnny Depp would make a bigger box office draw. Hollywood still has white men playing Indians. Hollywood has change very little since the 1930s in the treatment of Indians on the silver screen.

And in the TV series Cops, they always show black people getting arrested. They do not show any white people getting arrested. The producers of COPS say “blacks” getting arrested draws “bigger ratings.”

The relationship between the U.S. police agencies and minorities still have a long way to go and things here in Canada is no different. The aboriginal is still being stereotyped by the RCMP and the aboriginal people also has a long way to go.

If things are to change at all, this generation will have the hardest time of it.

Harvey Andrew

Agassiz