When a jury finds a man not guilty for the wilful shooting of a 17 year old boy armed with some sweets and a can of pop, alarm bells need to start ringing. This is not the stuff of fairy tales, but the real outcome of the trial of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin. Rather than a unique example of justice undone, the Zimmerman trial epitomises a justice system which views young black people not as children, but felons waiting to happen. Who wants to be black kid in America today?
The Case of Trayvon Martin
Please take a few minutes to watch the video above, which captures the mentality of racial profiling. This mentality led George Zimmerman, on seeing a young black man walking the streets of his gated community, to call the police immediately, stating he was following a ‘real suspicious looking guy…like he’s…
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