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Top Story – “White Trash” Author Gives Thoughts On The Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman Case


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Recently, I did a radio interview for my book “White Trash,” a drama about life in a rural Texas town in which a popular young black man is killed and everyone suspects everyone else as racist, intolerant and that stupidity runs rampant. Following the interview, the radio host asked me for my thoughts on the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case.

I was hesitant.

This is a hotbed for emotions, accusations, misconceptions and unfair stereotypes. What we know is that George Zimmerman is frequently identified in the media as wanting a career in law enforcement. We know that he was frustrated by a rash of break-ins in his neighborhood and that he had taken on the role as Neighborhood Watcher. In fact, we know that he was lawfully carrying a 9mm Kel-Tex pistol. We know that Zimmerman called the police about a teenager whom he thought didn’t belong there. Also, he was…

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