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What is the state of the black, male image?

What is the state of the black, male image?

The trial of George Zimmerman, the man now being prosecuted for the shooting of Trayvon Martin in 2012, is again raising the specter of race in America. Front and center in that conversation is the reason why Zimmerman allegedly chose to follow and engage Martin in the first place. Philip Jackson, founder and executive director of the Black Star Project and Royel Johnson, Research Associate for the Center for Inclusion, Diversity & Academic Success at Ohio State University discuss the link, real and imagined, between black men and crime and the need for black people, often young men, to justify their presence in predominantly white areas. (Photo: Flickr/World Can't Wait)

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