7 Things You Need to Read In The Wake Of The Zimmerman Verdict

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It seems like everyone I know on Facebook and follow on Twitter has been sharing beautifully articulated responses to the anger and frustration that people are feeling after George Zimmerman was found not guilty. Some were written in the hours and days after the verdict, some were written years and even decades ago but capture the situation perfectly. After spending way too much time reading everything I could, here are seven that everyone should read. Please add to this list in the comments.

1. The Zimmerman Jury Told Young Black Men What We Already Knew by Cord Jefferson at Gawker

It is a complicated thing to be young, black, and male in America. Not only are you well aware that many people are afraid of you—you can see them clutching their purses or stiffening in their subway seats when you sit across from them—you must also remain conscious of the…

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