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What Trayvon Martin’s Murder and the George Zimmerman Trial Verdict tell us

CNN analyst, Mo Ivory, is one of the few people to distinguish between Zimmerman’s Latin-ness and his whiteness. It is ludicrous to presume that Zimmerman’s Latin background made him immune to anti-black racism. In fact, the terms Latino and Hispanic need to be critiqued. In a country like Jamaica or Barbados where British colonization and slavery created deep racial hierarchies, there is no sweeping racial/ethnic term used to signify the experience of shared colonization under Britain.

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