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Trayvon Martin and the National Conversation on Race

Monday, July 15, 2013

Supporters of Trayvon Martin rally in Union Square during a 'Million Hoodie March.' (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

George Zimmerman's acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin is re-igniting calls for a national conversation about race. CNN news analysts and other on-air personalities repeated the phrase several times over the weekend as emotions ran high. But is it the media's job after racially charged events like this to facilitate the conversation?

On the Media co-host and managing editor Brooke Gladstone says it is.

"I think the media have an important job in bringing these issues to the fore," she said. "The question really is when and how."

To hear the full conversation between WNYC's Amy Eddings and Brooke Gladstone, click the audio link above.

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