The undercurrent of racism remained part of the conversation during the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman. Although the volunteer night watchman is a multiracial man with a white father and Peruvian mother, there still existed the narrative that racial profiling was the root issue that ended Trayvon Martin‘s life.
Historically, too many Black boys and men have suffered a similar fate to Martin, only to have the families of the slain endure the pain of seeing a white person walk away unscathed and free of charges. Black Americans were reminded of that very pain this weekend when Zimmerman was acquitted in Florida despite the racially-charged nature of the case.
Hip-Hop Wired looks at 10 instances of where whites have killed Black people and largely escaped justice.
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