Florida's Stand Your Ground Law & Race Relations

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A man with hoodie watches the speakers on the steps of the Capitol Building in Tallahassee, Florida at a Rally March for Trayvon Martin.
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This past weekend, George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin. It’s a verdict that’s outraged many, and led to debates around the country about race relations, justice and the particular laws and social climate of Florida.

As T.D. Allman sees it, the focus on Florida is warranted—not just because the case reflects the unique history of Florida—but also because the state is a microcosm of the rest of the United States.

T.D. Allman is the author of many books, including “Finding Florida.” He joins The Takeaway to reflect on Florida and the state's history as it relates to race relations.

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