Tim Wise on CNN, 7/14/13: Race, Trayvon Martin and the Zimmerman Trial

Here’s my interview with Don Lemon from the day after the Zimmerman verdict, discussing the role of race in the case and public reaction to it. Note one correction: in the interview I note the way that many people have tried to rationalize Zimmerman’s fear of Martin on the basis of Martin being particularly tall and imposing, and point out that in fact he was not. In the interview I claim the coroner’s report listed Martin as 5’10″ rather than the 6’2″ or even 6’4″ that some others have claimed. In fact, the coroner’s report lists Martin as 5’11.” Still, hardly the oversized monster many have made him out to be, and thus the point remains.


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