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July 15th, 2013
06:48 PM ET

King: 'Not at a post-racial society'

Martin Luther King's daughter Bernice King speaks to CNN's Wolf Blitzer about race and justice after George Zimmerman is found not guilty.

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Filed under: George Zimmerman • Trayvon Martin • Wolf Blitzer
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  1. Roberto

    Enough Please!

    The more this "left winged media' keeps hammering this so called "Race Issue" in our faces, hour after hour, day after day...the deeper the race divide becomes. Be careful what you wish for...you may get it!!.

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    July 19, 2013 at 11:07 pm |
  2. Dyan S.

    I really don't understand why the African-American community continues to believe that this was a race thing. There is absolutely zero proof that George Zimmerman is a racist. This man tutored african-american youths, took an african-american girl to his prom, and the list goes on and on. Of course he went too far and took steps that he shouldn't have taken but this jury already found him not guilty. Why must we now take mob justice into our hands and persecute this man any further. Do people not realize that his life in this country is for the most part over.

    July 16, 2013 at 6:18 pm |
    • Dyan S.

      However I do agree with Bernice King that we should not let this divide us any further. Everyone should be working together to better the lives of not only ourselves but our fellow man and woman as well.

      July 16, 2013 at 6:22 pm |
    • Nihilist

      Becuase if their so called "leaders", like that loudmouth Sharpton, that opportunist Jesse Jackson (& Others) didnt make a big deal about it, they would lose some political power, they wouldn't have an excuse to be in the news and spotlight, and they wouldn't be able to be the "victim" and gain special benefits or privileges.

      July 16, 2013 at 9:51 pm |
  3. Herman

    Her father would be ashamed of her. This is exactly what he stood against.

    July 16, 2013 at 5:35 pm |
  4. Karen Coleman (San Antonio Tx)

    I am hearbroken and sickened by the not guilty verdict for the killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. This is an absolute slap in the face to Trayvon's parents and to all African Americans. What the jurors have essentially done is said that if you are African American and you are walking home alone and minding your own business, that it will be alright for a white man to approach you, start a fight, then shoot and kill you and nothing will be done. That is absolutely unacceptable. I cried the night of the verdict. I cried for Trayvon. I cried for his family and friends, and cried for my own sons. Trayvon was literally treated like a suspect in his own death. He was not only victimized by George Zimmerman, but by the justice system as well. This really puts all African American parents in the position to have a different kind of conversation with their children regarding their safety when we are not with them. Did Trayvon not have the right to defend himself against Zimmerman. Did Trayvon not have the right to "Stand his Ground"? Was Trayvon wrong for trying to fight for his own life? Trayvon was no match for a man with a gun and for his entire short life to put on trial for his own killing is beyond disbelief. George Zimmerman should have at least gotten 20 years for this killing. I pray that since the State Courts did not do their job, that the Federal courts will. Trayvon deserves justice and so does his parents, and all who were affected by this great injustice. Martin Luther King Jr said that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. And he was more than right.

    July 16, 2013 at 3:53 pm |

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