The recent killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman and the subsequent not-guilty verdict handed down n the case has raised a furore among many in the population. Honestly, I didn’t follow the case thoroughly, and have no position on the merits of the ruling.
The main accusation was that this was a case of racial profiling. Zimmerman saw a teenager of African descent and unfairly targeted him. But, looking at the situation, how many of us might have responded similarly in such a case? While many of you will say that you would not have, in actuality you would be wrong. [Read more…]