From Bill Cosby, the entertainer and by now a common sense social critic, comes the observation that "you can't prove" Zimmerman a racist. "You can't prove," Cosby says, "if somebody is a racist unless they really come out and do the act. ... " From Charles Barkely, the retired basketball player and occasional commentator, "I feel sorry that the young kid got killed, but they didn't have enough evidence to charge him. Something clearly went wrong that night ... but if you look at the case -- and there was some racial profiling -- something changed the dynamic that night." Speaking on CNBC, he concluded that Martin "flip[ped] the switch and started beating the hell out of Mr. Zimmerman." Finally from Dr. Ben Carson, a distinguished neurosurgeon and now a promising columnist for the Washington Times, comes the definitive response to Obama's comments last week. "Tone down the rhetoric," says Carson, "and recognize that we the people are not each other's enemies.
Those are the observations of men with good sense with an interest in a peaceful society.