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On the jury and in life, a history of exclusion

Killing Blacks: fear of the unknown

In view of the outcome of the George Zimmerman murder trial, many spectators within the African American community have pointed to what they see as an unfair and inaccurate assessment of Black youth by a panel of six suburban women—in particular, what was a perceived “dehumanization” foisted upon Travon Martin’s friend, Rachel Jeantel, by the defense attorneys Don West and Mark O’Mara.