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Is Racism a Key Part in Zimmerman Trial?
Written by Tyler Hawn
Last updated on July 13, 2013 @ 11:56PM
Created on July 13, 2013 @ 6:25PM

If you've been following national news at all this week, you've probably found out about all of the twists and turns of the George Zimmerman trial.

George Zimmerman was a neighborhood watchman, and is charged with second degree murder after he supposedly shot Trayvon Martin to death in February 2012.

The biggest question that remains with this trial is if racism played a factor into the killing.

"A very nice African-American man was helping me at a local grocery store, and this other man came up and made a very rude comment. It really frustrated me," said Jodi Phillips, Fairmont resident.

Some people around our area agree that racism has played a big role in this trial, but said they don't think there's anything we can do about it. It's something that parents and grandparents keep passing down to younger generations.

"I think it still exists. It's not as a big issue as it was, but parents and grandparents pass it down to their kids," said Dianna Forrester, Middlebourne resident.

The six women on the jury began deliberating Friday afternoon. No verdict has been reached yet, but as soon as we find out what that verdict is, we'll be sure to let you know.


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