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LDF Discusses President Obama’s Reflections on Race and the Zimmerman Trial

Friday, July 19, 2013

President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill appears on Hardball with Chris Matthews after President Obama’s surprise speech about race in America after the verdict.  She discusses the difference between the communication style of Rachel’s Jeantel’s testimony and whether the jurors found her testimony to be compelling and credible, and that relates to the fateful night and Zimmerman’s inability to see Travvon Martin as a child.

Although references to race were excluded from the trial, Ifill discusses how issues of race are paramount in what happened the evening of Martin’s death and throughout the trial.