Racial bias and the George Zimmerman verdict

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It's been one week since George Zimmerman was acquitted for the killing of Trayvon Martin in Florida. Zimmerman says he acted in self-defense when he shot the unarmed African-American teenager, and the jury believed him. Since then, many have argued that there's more at play than a simple case of a man defending himself. Many think Martin died because he was black, and Zimmerman was acquited because the justice system is racially biased. For two perspectives on the Zimmerman verdict Day 6 spoke with Slate columnist William Saletan, and Nicole Austin-Hillery from the Brennan Center for Justice.


Here's a couple pieces written by Will Saletan about the trial:

You Are Not Trayvon Martin

Jury Rigged


And here's Nicole Austin-Hillery's reaction in CNN.

When blacks killed by non-blacks, justice rarely served

 

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