For Smart People, The Shooting Of Trayvon Martin Explained

this one is actually quite fascinating

Thought Catalog

Watching the verdict of the Trayvon Martin case with a bunch of rich white people on Saturday night, I could only yawn a painful sigh of a statement, muttering underneath my breath: “Whatever happens, it’s bad for the country.” And then I left the room before the verdict hit. Afterwards, I spent a great deal of time trying to get the real “facts” of the case. I’m sure this article is full of inaccuracies – all language is – particularly in the hyperreality of experiences we only get channeled through the media. Still, perhaps this will shed some much needed light on the great tragedy and controversy.

What kind of person was George Zimmerman?

George Zimmerman (b. 1984), 5’7, worked at a car dealership, a mortgage company, an Allstate satellite office, and spent some time unemployed and enrolled at Seminole State College studying criminal justice. He has lived with his wife in Sanford, Florida, in a gated community called “The Retreat” since 2009…

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