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George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin's Killer – Does race play a role, even though he’s not white?

Trayvon Martin racial profiling

Shooter, George Zimmerman & victim Trayvon Martin

Guest Post on Fox News Latino

fox news latino racial profiling trayvon martinRecently, there’s been a lot of debate about race since it was discovered that the 28-year-old George Zimmerman, who shot and killed Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, is not white but Hispanic…or so his family claims. Last week, Robert Zimmerman released his response to the increasingly racial climate surrounding his son’s actions, in a letter to the Orlando Sentinel: “George is a Spanish-speaking minority with many black family members and friends. He would be the last to discriminate for any reason whatsoever.”

Read Robert Zimmerman’s Full Statement

This response concerns me on a number of levels. Why is the description so vague? Is George in fact Latino? If so, are we to believe then, that he can’t be racist because he’s not white? Is prejudice and discrimination restricted only to those who are direct European descendants?

Read the full story at Fox News Latino –  Trayvon Martin Case: Does Race Play a Role, Though Zimmerman’s Not White?

 

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