Yesha Callahan

Alex Fraser’s ‘Letter to Zimmerman’ Goes Viral


Everyone has shared their George Zimmerman sentiments over the last two weeks since the not guilty verdict. But there has been one letter that seemingly puts Zimmerman in his rightful place.  Facebook user, Alex Fraser, penned an open letter to Zimmerman on his Facebook page, and as of today, it has been shared 94,383 times.  Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart, called it one of the most powerful commentaries on the trial thus far.

In the letter, Fraser lets Zimmerman know that he’s “now going to feel what its like to be a black man in America”:

You will feel people stare at you. Judging you for what you think are unfair reasons. You will lose out on getting jobs for something you feel is outside of your control. You will believe yourself to be an upstanding citizen and wonder why people choose to not see that.

People will cross the street when they see you coming. They will call you hurtful names. It will drive you so insane some days that you’ll want to scream at the top of your lungs. But you will have to wake up the next day, put on firm look and push through life.

It concludes: “I bet you never thought that by shooting a black male you’d end up inheriting all of his struggles.”

Read the letter and comments here.


  1. July 22, 2013 - Reply

    That was a good letter, but I think Zimmerman will have a good income. Someone will giv hima job because they see him as a hero. He could also make money speaking.

    I do think he has violence and rage issues that will surface again.

    • July 22, 2013 - Reply


      He’s going to be as ostracized as Casey Anthony. He will forever be in fear and live in hiding. No one is going to offer him a job anytime soon. That would be a pr nightmare for any company that would.

  2. July 22, 2013 - Reply

    Zimmerman has a past of aggression, impulsiveness, and a need to feel powerful. It may not be murder, but I think somewhere down the line we’ll see his name in the news again for something bad

    • July 22, 2013 - Reply


      True…so when his powder keg explodes again and hurts a white person, then his “fear” can’t be used as an excuse and he’ll get what he deserves. And I have a feeling he’d get a lot of what he deserves in prison.

  3. July 22, 2013 - Reply


    I doubt GZ is going to do anything to a white person, when they undermine and not respect his authority.
    He is going to take his anger and take it out on non-suspecting minority instead.

    • July 22, 2013 - Reply


      why would she be so vested in OJ simpson case that she’s actually happy that he murdered two people? Everybody isn’t as hate filled as you, keeping score. And when did murder become a racial contest? I guess only in your mind

    • July 22, 2013 - Reply


      Black people were not happy about the murder or Nicole and Ron. We were very angry about the LAPD, which was so used to abusing black suspects, they stepped over the line in what should have been an open and shut case. Looking back, OJ was not the best poster child for police abuse, but the history of LAPD’s abuses is real. Just read the RAMPARTS report about abuse in gang and undercover police work.

    • July 23, 2013 - Reply


      Oh look! It’s a paid troll! I heard that they paid a bunch of you guys to troll for posts on black sites and post comments to derail any serious discussion! How’s it going? Are you guys getting paid by the post or by the angry response? 🙂

  4. July 22, 2013 - Reply

    Um.. Let’s see… When the verdict from that trial was read, I was eleven years old and was a student.
    Back then, I didn’t care about OJ’s “impending doom” and I didn’t run through the street screaming out ‘We won!” either.
    I was thinking about my Barbie dolls and if I was going to be home, in time, to catch the latest “Ghost Writer” episode.
    Why are people trying to correlate the “OJ verdict” with the “George Zimmerman verdict”?
    I swear, I am starting to believe that there are folks out there who really want to say ‘I’m glad that that black boy was killed!’Without being called a psychopathic racist.

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