Martin Bensky (Letters, May 21) makes the assumption that a person's skin color is what drives beliefs of conservatives. This is an arrogant assumption that liberals often make, and since, what one assumes about others is often the way that people themselves think, and since he is wrong about the way that I think, by logic, he may be a bigot himself.
I do not and did not think that George Zimmerman is innocent (he may or may not be), but I do believe that a person of any skin color should be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. I also believe that a person has the right to defend himself when attacked and therefore believe in the validity of "stand your ground" laws.
When Trayvon Martin was killed, the mainstream media, along with several black politicians, encouraged blacks to hate whites by implying "white-Hispanic" guilt before the facts were known.
Also, during the week of the Martin tragedy, five blacks were killed by blacks in Chicago, but there was little outrage by the U.S. liberal community. I guess that people of color killed by others of color are not important to the U.S. liberal community.
Carl Wheeler, Richland