George is currently on trial for second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a Florida teen who was killed last year while walking through a gated community. The death sparked a huge racial debate in America at the time the story broke as mainly believe that Trayvon was the victim of a deadly case of racial profiling.
George pleaded not guilty claiming that he acted in self-defense of the teenager that night.
The judge and other officials are currently working to find jury members who can be objective in the trial. The search is in its second week so far and over 100 potential jurors already been interviewed.
According to RawStory.com, Robert is speaking up for his son in an e-book titled Florida v. Zimmerman: Uncovering the Malicious Prosecution of my Son, George. In it, Robert attacks the NAACP and other members of the African American community in a chapter called “Who Are The True Racists.” In this section, he accuses the NAACP of “promoting racism and hatred for their own, primarily financial, interests.”
He even blasts the leadership of the NAACP stating that President Benjamin Jealous is “what I would expect of a racist.” Robert then criticized the Congressional Black Caucus, calling it a “pathetic, self-serving group of racists… advancing their purely racist agenda.”
Robert also attacks several other African-American organization such as the Black Chamber of Commerce, the United Negro College Fund and even the National Basketball Players Association. He also calls the attorneys representing Trayvon’s family “the scheme team.”
By comparison, Robert claims that is son George is the furthest thing from being racist or prejudice.
“As an adult, George continued to judge everyone as individuals, as he does today. Many of George’s closest and most trusted friends are African American,” Robert argues in the e-book. “Although the FBI interviewed dozens of George’s friends, neighbors, co-workers, and acquaintances, there is a tremendous amount of evidence that George is absolutely not a racist in any sense of the word.”