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.