The Zimmerman verdict, race and justice
July 18, 2013
Guests: Shaun Harper, Donald Tibbs
The acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of the Trayvon Martin has drawn protests around the country. Zimmerman faced charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter but was found not guilty by a jury of six women on Saturday. For many people the case has reignited a debate about race and justice in America and what it means to be a young, black man. We’ll talk about the verdict and the questions it raises about racism, profiling and society’s expectations about African American men. Marty talks with DONALD TIBBS, associate professor of law at Drexel University’s Earle Mack School of Law, and SHAUN HARPER, Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania.