On Thursday, July 11th, 2013, CTV News Channel hosted a segment that focused on race in the George Zimmerman trial for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. The Urban Alliance on Race Relations was invited as subject matter experts for the live chat at 8:00 pm at the CTV studio.
Click on the link below to watch/listen the video clip of Ashley McFarlane’s appearance on CTV News Channel to talk about race in the George Zimmerman trial:
- Ashley McFarlane, Program Coordinator, Urban Alliance on Race Relations provided perspectives on Tayvon Martin’s death, George Zimmerman’s Trial, racial profiling and the PSA Florida police released to help keep the peace after a verdict is reached in the Zimmerman trial
UARR position has been and continue to be that this case is about race and the circumstantial evidence clearly demonstrates that Trayvon Martin’s was racially profiled and died due to the racist assumptions. The ‘Stand Your Ground Law’ in the US place racialized people at significant risk for violence, as seen in the case of Trayvon Martin.
- US President talks about race in the George Zimmerman Trial Verdict and his perspectives on Trayvon Martin
- US president Barack Obama makes the Trayvon Martin tragedy personal a stark lesson in how biases are part of a black man’s burden in America regardless of that man’s station.