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Jordan Davis

The murder of Jordan Davis—like that of Renisha McBride, Trayvon Martin and so many others—reflects a racist culture in which the black body is considered fair game.

Christopher Lane

The tragic murder of Australian student Christopher Lane is being exploited by the right to stoke fears of a race war.

Banner in support of Trayvon Martin

How George Zimmerman’s lawyers exploited racist stereotypes to justify the fear—and killing—of black men.

Standing up against the institutionalized racial discrimination that made the Zimmerman verdict possible.

Those new to the cause of defending black life will soon have to face the bleak truth black people have lived with for so long: we don’t often win.

Parents of Trayvon Martin

Like trial of OJ Simpson and the Rodney King case, the Zimmerman trial may reveal very different visions of justice.

Trayvon Martin rally

As long as black men are assumed to be armed and dangerous, Stand Your Ground laws will produce more Trayvon Martins.

Trayvon Martin rally

Despite the end of Jim Crow, it is once again socially, politically and legally acceptable to presume the guilt of nonwhite bodies.

Trayvon Martin

Here's what we know about the groups that help fund ALEC, the organization that drafted the law that keeps Trayvon Martin’s killer free.

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George Zimmerman's prior violence against girls and women was an overlooked and unchecked predictor of his killing of Trayvon Martin.

July 15, 2013

The family firmly believes it was a racial incident.

July 14, 2013

"We are not done demanding justice for Trayvon Martin," says Ben Jealous. So far, more than 350,000 people have signed petitions demanding federal action.

July 14, 2013

The Zimmerman defense animation will dehumanize a black youth; Fruitvale Station will humanize another. 

July 12, 2013

South Florida law enforcement have prepared for this verdict for months.

July 12, 2013

Even if George Zimmerman is convicted of murder, we have a long way to go to ensure things like this never happen again. 

July 10, 2013

The way Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman’s friends are treated on the stand, and by the public, has everything to do with race. 

July 3, 2013

George Zimmerman’s innocence rests on the notion of a 17-year-old black boy’s inherent criminality. 

July 2, 2013

MSNBC's Chris Hayes takes Jeantel's haters to task for their "willful" misunderstanding of a young, black woman's vernacular. 

June 28, 2013

In her emotional testimony during the Zimmerman trial, the star witness stands up for more than herself. 

June 27, 2013