Everyone is calling for justice in the Trayvon Martin case.
But what form does justice take? Almost everyone (on both sides) has formed an opinion of what exactly that justice looks like, despite the fact that at this point none of us know enough FACTS about the case to determine what would be just.
This rush to judgment reflects our prejudices, preconceptions, and presuppositions. Any different outcome will certainly be denounced as “injustice.” We’re so quick to support whatever affirms what we believe and denounce what is against it. Who cares about the facts?!?
All we know at this point is what we’ve been given by the media. The information may be accurate, and Zimmerman may be guilty as sin. It may be inaccurate, and he may be found innocent. Or, it may be somewhere in between. But ask yourself this question: Would I personally be willing to be judged and condemned on the amount of evidence I currently know of this case?
My answer? NO.
So while I want justice for the Trayvon Martin case, at this point I probably wouldn’t recognize it if I saw it.