wills11111 5pts Wow, this is what happens when a black man dares to think for himself and not toe the line? Why not just come out and call him an "Uncle Tom" or claim he's not really "black"? Because that's obviously the thrust of this piece.Bryant didn't need "evidence pointing to [his] innocence"—he was innocent until proven guilty, same as Zimmerman. He didn't need "rallying around", he needed a good criminal defense attorney.And Bryant is absolutely right—standing up or making assumptions about someone on the basis of their race is ignorant and bigoted, whether to support or condemn them. How crazy that you dismiss him because he lived partly in Italy and doesn't have a typical victim mentality. It should be obvious that it's a good thing when young black kids—like any kids—are exposed to other cultures. It's certainly not something to hold against them, like crabs in a bucket. When an Irishman made it into the White House, Irish-Americans didn't disown him because his experience was different than average. In return, they assimilated fully, to the point where anti-Irish sentiment in the US is almost unheard of now.The whole marginalization of blacks who don't toe the party line is disgusting, but more than that, it's incredibly self-defeating. What's the point of "diversity" if everyone thinks the same? The intolerance, coupled with the absurd notion that there's some test of "blackness" that goes beyond skin color, reflects a sad state of affairs for blacks.