Zimmerman Verdict Should Galvanize Us to End Racial Profiling

In 1955, Emmett Till left Chicago to visit relatives in Money, Miss. during his summer vacation. He allegedly whistled at a White woman and was abducted from his family’s home and brutally murdered beyond recognition.

Fifty-seven years later, Trayvon Martin left the Miami area to visit his father in Sanford, Fla. during NBA All-Star Weekend. He was looked upon as suspicious in the gated Sanford neighborhood where his father’s fiancé lived and was pursued by self-appointed neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman and killed, despite having committed no crime.

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