Monday, July 15, 2013
Radio Discussion on Trayvon Martin: Racial Violence & the Law
Late on Saturday, July 13, 2013, George Zimmerman was found "not guilty," despite taking the life of innocent teenager Trayvon Martin. That Monday, July 15, I agreed to join a radio discussion on Warren Olney's show To the Point, based in Santa Monica, California. They titled the show The Zimmerman Verdict Divides a Nation, and the segment begins around 24:27. For me, it was about how violence against marginalized people is excused in the very letter and spirit of the law. This is made especially clear when Americans feel justified in worrying more about what the supposed "intentions" are rather than caring about what the impact is.