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Poignant and Strong Reactions to Zimmerman Verdict

The Chisholm Project would like two share to emotionally moving articles about the verdict in the murder case of Trayvon Martin. Robin D.G. Kelley, author and Gary B. Nash Professor of American History at UCLA, wrote a blog post making the point that the U.S. justice system is set up to fail in racially and politically charged cases such as that of George Zimmerman. Award winning journalist, Gary Younge's article asks out right if it is now open season on young black males in America as the “Stand Your Ground” law seems to suggest since it was the basis for the jury's not guilty verdict. While we continue to hear from political pundits and those directly connected to the court proceedings, it important keep in mind the facts from the night of February 26, 2012 – a 17 year old boy was simply walking home with a can of iced tea and a bag of candy.

Image Credit: David Goldman/Associated Press

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