Rev. Dr. Thomas Shepherd
Rev. Dr. Thomas Shepherd
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The Zimmerman Verdict
Thursday, July 18, 2013
The verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin has stirred outrage in the African-American community and among a large portion of the American population. A jury of six Florida women found Zimmerman not guilty, but many people feel some sort of accountability should have been extracted for the death of an unarmed 17-year-old. Even the President has weighed in, saying he could have been Trayvon 35 years ago. Regardless of how anyone looks at the verdict, discussion about race in America has definitely accelerated in its aftermath. This week the Rev. Dr. Thomas Shepherd and Rev. Claudell County will look at racial justice in the Unitsed State in the light of this ongoing controversy.