Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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July 25, 2013

Zimmerman case points to distrust of US legal system

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Why is that? Perhaps the answer lies somewhere in the concept of “institutional racism,” which suggests that people are often victimized because they don’t have personal or cultural connections within institutions, and don’t clearly understand the way the system works and how best to stay out of trouble.

The issue is thorny and deep-seated; and the protest of the Zimmerman verdict is not without justification. Maybe one day in a case like George Zimmerman’s, judgment will be passed and few will feel that racial prejudice swayed the verdict. That day, clearly, is a long way off.

­— The Herald Bulletin

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