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

Robin D.G. Kelley Huffinton Post
Yet, it would be a mistake to place the verdict at the feet of the defense for its unscrupulous use of race, or to blame the prosecution for avoiding race, or the jury for insensitivity, or even the gun lobby for creating the conditions that have made the killing of young black men justifiable homicide. The verdict did not surprise me, or most people I know, because we've been here before. We were here with Latasha Harlins and Rodney King, ... the list is long and deep.
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