Suspicion Nation

Suspicion Nation

The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It

eBook - 2014
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Many thought the election of our first African American president put an end to the conversation about race in this country, and that America had moved into a post-racial era of equality and opportunity. Then, on the night of February 26, 2012, a black seventeen-year-old boy walking to a friend's home carrying only his cell phone, candy, and a fruit drink, was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch coordinator.And in July 2013, the trial of Zimmerman for murder captivated the public, as did his eventual acquittal.In her provocative and landmark book, Suspicion Nation, Lisa Bloom, who covered the trial from gavel to gavel, posits that none of this was a surprise: Our laws, culture, and blind spots created the conditions that led to Trayvon Martin's death, and made George Zimmerman's acquittal by far the most likely outcome.America today holds an unhealthy preoccupation with firearms that has led to the expansion of gun rights to surreal extremes. America now has not..
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2014
ISBN: 9781619023918
Branch Call Number: EBOOK

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Al6Hameed
Feb 22, 2017

Bloom, someone who fights her own subconscious racism, reveals what many racists deny...THE TRUTH! The real America comes straight at you. It's a psychotic place where fear, lies and unquestioned murder of American Africans reign supreme.

LMcShaneCLE Jan 12, 2015

Lisa Bloom dissects the prosecution and gives step-by-step analysis of the time line for the Trayvon Marin case. Do we need to change our laws? This should be a required read in our high school classrooms.

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