Where’s all the anger and threats over Zimmerman’s verdict coming from? The truth is, Zimmerman wasn’t on trial; slavery and white America were on trial. In the future we can expect that, whenever a crazy ass cracker is accused of violating the civil rights of an African-American, the only “just” verdict will be a guilty verdict; acquittal will not be an option. Every issue will be framed as a “race” issue. Non-black defendants will be accused and convicted as a matter of due process, making such atonement for past acts of slavery as necessary. The guilty verdict of the future will be payment-on-demand for the past.