Talking about Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman

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Everybody is talking about the killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, and the not guilty verdict in Zimmerman’s murder trial. If you have something to say, or if you have seen someone else who lives in Minnesota posting an insightful comment or analysis, please send us the link, or comment below.
For example, here’s a Facebook post from Shannon Gibney:

This [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/14/melissa-harris-perry-george-zimmerman_n_3595503.html] is exactly how I feel right now. It’s not that I didn’t know how much our country and institutions feared and hated Black male life before, it’s just that the brutal reality has been forced into the forefront of my consciousness once again.

In a little more than a month, the baby in my belly will come into this sad and beautiful world. Guess which sex I am more invested in than ever that it will be?

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In the Twin Cities, the #Hoodies Up for Trayvon rally will take place on Monday, July 15 at 6 p.m. (Official hashtag #HoodiesUpMn)

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Related stories:

BEHIND THE STORY | Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman: When will the cycle of racism stop? (Sheila Regan, 2013)

COMMUNITY VOICES | In the aftermath of Zimmerman’s acquittal, racial justice remains elusive (Nekima Levy-Pounds)

OPINION | Sidestepping race in Zimmerman’s trial only puts a bandaid on America’s racial wound (Lolla Mohammed Nur, 2013)