What The Zimmerman Trial Teaches Us About Race, Fear, and Violence

→ Update: This segment aired Friday morning. On Saturday evening, George Zimmerman was found not guilty. We're taking your reaction on facebook, and will discuss (and take your calls) Monday morning.

As the trial of George Zimmerman comes to a close, we convene a conversation about what the trial is saying - or not saying - about race in America. How much is the trial about the particulars of the case, and how much does the trial speak to questions of race, fear, violence, masculinity, and more? Gene Denby, lead blogger for NPR's Code Switch blog, and Jelani Cobb, professor at the University of Connecticut, who's been writing about the Zimmerman trial for The New Yorker, help guide the discussion.