Question for ABC: Exactly what style guide requires the use of “Puerto Rican” for a juror and “white Hispanic” for a defendant? Those are the terms used in an ABC News article on Juror B29, a minority member of the “all-white Zimmerman jury” we’ve heard so much about.
All six of the jurors were women and Maddy, 36, who is Puerto Rican, was the only minority to deliberate in the racially charged case. Zimmerman, 29, was a white Hispanic and Martin, 17, was black.
Zimmerman Juror Says He 'Got Away With Murder' http://t.co/bseGdvRfoA
— ABC News (@ABC) July 25, 2013
And not to get too picky, but George Zimmerman “was” a white Hispanic?
@ABC from your article: Zimmerman, 29, was a white Hispanic and Martin, 17, was black. A. George IS not WAS, B. what is a white Hispanic?
— Capitalist (@PoliticoCapital) July 26, 2013
Even the New York Times conceded that “white Hispanic” was “not very commonly used” before Zimmerman became a household name. But “screw that,” said ABC. We’ll use “white Hispanic” when it helps further the narrative of a “racially charged case” and you’ll like it!
— Brian Griffin (@Griff_7) July 26, 2013
@redsteeze There goes abc w white Hispanic tag for Zimmerman
— John (@zosodragon1969) July 26, 2013
ABC News would like to remind you George Zimmerman is a “white Hispanic” http://t.co/BSxOmBa4AJ
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) July 25, 2013
— APT (@Oddly_Normal) July 25, 2013
I look forward to @ABC definition of just what ratio of skin pigment tilts someone's heritage from White Hispanic to Hispanic.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) July 25, 2013
— Mr.L (@MrLTavern) July 25, 2013
Still doing the 'white Hispanic' thing? That term is as real & valid as ABC's journalistic integrity. http://t.co/ZZsT7n556S
— J D (@trashdnscattrd) July 25, 2013
To close this out, let’s let Larry Elder voice the pressing question on all of our minds:
Curious. If George Zimmerman is a "white-Hispanic", what is Carlos Danger Weiner?
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) July 24, 2013