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Trayvon Martin shooting puts spotlight on race

The CBC's Keith Boag provides a special report on the death of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager who was shot to death in Sanford, Fla., while returning home from a convenience store.

Trayvon's ripple effect

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CBC's Keith Boag looks at the state of race relations in America following the death of Trayvon Martin, a black unarmed teen who was shot and killed in Florida 8:53

The CBC's Keith Boag provides a special report on the death of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager who was shot to death in Sanford, Fla., while returning home from a convenience store.

A neighbourhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, shot the 17-year-old on Feb. 26 claiming self-defence, and has not been charged despite international attention to the case.

Authorities continue to investigate, but accusations of racism and vigorous denials have thrown a spotlight on the state of race relations in America.

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