George Zimmerman and the Benefits of White Privilege

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Although George Zimmerman is part Hispanic, because he passes for white he benefits from white privilege in the way he has been treated.

OUR COMMON GROUND Omnibus‘s insight:

"In neighboring Georgia, a lawsuit has been filed because some courts have “accepted the race of a victim as evidence to establish the reasonableness of an individual’s fear in cases of justifiable homicide.” In other words, “I was scared for my life because he was black”, is a defense that can be considered reasonable by some courts. "

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