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"The Florida judicial system got it right. George Zimmerman did not murder Trayvon Martin." Dr. Vorris L. Nunley on the underestimated power of the Black trope:

And that is exactly what George Zimmerman saw: a trope. All he experienced. Not Trayvon Martin. Not a person. Not an American or even a human being, just a Black trope — a disruptive figure occupying the anxiety-ridden terrain of his White imagination. Therefore, as it has been during and since the American Enslavement, it, the Black trope, had to be domesticated. Controlled. Put in its place. And if necessary, murdered.

Read the whole thing here.

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