7:55am

Wed July 17, 2013
Trayvon Martin

Today on Your Call: What was your response to the George Zimmerman murder trial?


On today's Your Call we'll talk about the aftermath of the acquittal.  Zimmerman, a man who identifies himself as Hispanic, was charged with second degree murder in the killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida last year.  The judge barred attorneys from using the words “racial profiling” during the trial. What role did race play?  And how is this case affecting communities of color? What’s your reaction? It's Your Call with Holly Kernan and You.

Guests:

Brandon McFarland, an award-winning producer and arts producer for Youth Radio and its media properties including the online music station alldayplay.fm and Turnstyle News

Oren Sellstrom, legal director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area

David Muhammad, CEO of Solutions, Inc, consulting firm; former Chief Probation Officer of Alameda County Probation and the former Deputy Commissioner of New York City Probation

Resources:

Solutions, INC

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area

2025 Network for Black Men and Boys

Dream Defenders

Am I Suspicious? -- A video and campaign by Howard University students

NAACP

MSNBC: Yes, the Zimmerman case was about race

Colorlines: Hurt, Sorrow, Anger: A First Look at Reactions to the Zimmerman Verdict

Colorlines: Meet Zimmerman Murder Trial Juror B-37 (AKA, The Parrot Lady)

Colorlines: Zimmerman Defense to Introduce Controversial Animation at Closing

Colorlines: What’s Really on Trial in George Zimmerman’s Case?

KALW: Local youth respond to Trayvon Martin's death

New America Media: How Do I Explain Martin Verdict to My Kids?

BoingBoing: Howard University students' video PSA campaign: Do I look suspicious?

Huffington Post: The U.S. v. Trayvon Martin: How the System Worked

Complex: Stevie Wonder To Boycott Florida Until Stand Your Ground Law is Abolished

The Atlantic: It's Not Just Zimmerman: Race Matters a Lot in 'Stand Your Ground' Verdicts

 

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