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No, not the one from the night that Trayvon Martin was murdered, but the one written about here.

What is striking to me is that so much of what is written here about the Zimmerman family is so traditionally and quintessentially American - father former military, mother an immigrant, closeknit family, involvement in church. Furthermore, it is also representative of the "post-racial" ideal, with ancestral background that is white, Hispanic, and black, and a life that has been a reflection of what Christians, at least, should aspire to - love and service to our brothers and sisters, no matter what race or background.

No one is doubting that George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin back in February. The upcoming trial, now, supposedly will be to ascertain what the circumstances of this action were. How sad it would be if it turns out that most of what this case turns out to be is a tool to incite racial unrest in this country based on the assumption that someone with a "white" name must therefore be a racist white man who was just looking to do harm to a black kid. There is no place for race in justice; either a man is guilty or innocent regardless of what his skin color is.

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