George Zimmerman (Reuters/Joe Burbank)

George Zimmerman: "P.O.S. Obama" and Oregon shooter share "mixed race" heritage and desire to kill Christians

Zimmerman clearly thinks calling someone "mixed race" is an insult -- but he's not a racist, he swears


Scott Eric Kaufman
October 2, 2015 8:44PM (UTC)

Exonerated black-teen-killer George Zimmerman took to Twitter and wrote, in his official capacity as an expert in murdering people with firearms, that President Barack Obama is no different than Oregon shooter Christopher Harper Mercer, right down to the fact that they're both "mixed race."

The fact that Zimmerman mentioned the shooter's race, unprompted, is surely just another indication that the death of Trayvon Martin wasn't racially motivated, but that's not the point at the moment, which is that he tweeted this:

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Zimmerman's reference to "his son" harkens back to the president's comments after Martin's death, that "if I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon." It's unclear why being a "self proclaimed 'mixed race'" person would necessarily be a terrible thing, but apparently Zimmerman has a problem with people of "mixed race" -- after all, he clearly associates them with "piece[s] of shit" who shoot up community colleges.


Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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