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The Trayvon Martin Killing, Explained (via Mother Jones)
Just a quick review some of the details of this tragedy:
He followed Trayvon because Trayvon was black.
He called the police because Trayvon was black.
He jumped out of his car because Trayvon was black.
He got into a physical altercation with Trayvon because Trayvon was black.
He shot Trayvon in the chest because Trayvon was black.
He told police afterwards that he felt threatened by Trayvon because Trayvon was black.
The veracity of George Michael Zimmerman’s account of how he came to murder Trayvon Martin wasn’t questioned by police because George Michael Zimmerman wasn’t black.

The Trayvon Martin Killing, Explained (via Mother Jones)

Just a quick review some of the details of this tragedy:

  • He followed Trayvon because Trayvon was black.
  • He called the police because Trayvon was black.
  • He jumped out of his car because Trayvon was black.
  • He got into a physical altercation with Trayvon because Trayvon was black.
  • He shot Trayvon in the chest because Trayvon was black.
  • He told police afterwards that he felt threatened by Trayvon because Trayvon was black.
  • The veracity of George Michael Zimmerman’s account of how he came to murder Trayvon Martin wasn’t questioned by police because George Michael Zimmerman wasn’t black.