16 July 2013

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Zimmerman Acquittal Shifts Race Back To Fore In US

The acquittal of Florida neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the death of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin has brought tough questions about racism in America back to the fore. Suspicions that the fatal February 2012 shooting of the 17-year-old was racially motivated hung heavily over the lengthy trial of the 29-year-old Zimmerman, whose defense hinged on whether he had shot Martin in self-defense. [...]



Zimmerman acquittal shifts race back to fore in US (via AFP)
The acquittal of Florida neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the death of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin has brought tough questions about racism in America back to the fore. Suspicions that the fatal February 2012 shooting of the 17…




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