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Jordan Zimmermann is either.
Convicted -- acquitted of these charges.
That the country will be better off.
Racially speaking as far as racial biases or -- -- better have a better understanding.
Of each other when it comes to these the issues that are going to be talked about.
During the course I wish I could say I was optimistic -- I am not optimistic given.
What we've already seen you know adds this case first came into the national attention.
-- wish that we didn't have.
Reverend Al Sharpton on one hand you know really.
Rearing up people and being very quick to -- charge people with racism.
I think there's a very big difference between saying someone is a racist and understanding just the implicit bias that we -- have -- -- that's.
And then on the right you have towards amendments brother who tweeted some very racially charged messages comparing.
-- on -- to eight you know baby killer so he'd given what we've already seen.
I'm not optimistic I think if there was.
Any opportunity that comes out of this case -- it's gonna come from.
Other other voices it's not gonna come from many of the voices we've had engaged in this conversation so far.
I think his parents -- on Martin's parents how to approach this in a way that is it is a teachable moment and it's the organization they've started.
Will start to answer those questions I think about.
When you look at what happened in this case one of the questions I have is why wasn't -- -- on Martin as comfortable calling 911.
As -- -- ones that is I think at the bottom of a lot of this racial anxiety we have.
When you have a young black teenager who feels he's been Stockton he's talking to his golf and on -- phone.
But that was my little brother.
He would have called 911 and there was something.
In a trade on Martin's experience something -- you know -- that he is familiar with that stopped him from doing that it's so.
I think his parents are on the right track for answering those questions but a lot of the loud voices.
Who have been engaged in this have exacerbated.
What about the fact that George Zimmerman.
Is bi racial that he is there I don't know whether it's his mother or his father but he's Latino.
So it's not sort of black and white in terms of a white man and a black you and a and a young black man who's -- unarmed.
Who's who's been killed here does that change that it the equation in any way shape or form -- it's all.
No I mean the reality is yeah.
I'm an African American woman and I am able to understand why implicit bias.
Racial anxiety affects.
White people -- -- people of color it may affect them in different ways but we all happen we.
You know we are in tune with media in ways that you know no other generations have been.
And and the messages that kind of -- program our brains to respond -- new studies Rick have shown that when you show images of young black men.
To waits in blacks alike.
Your heart rate starts increasing your respiratory -- increases there's a part in your bank brain that -- -- that indicates like Europe.
You fear level and that increases.
And that is what really is at the bottom I think of a lot of what may be towards Timmerman was feeling that night and but to say that he is unique.
Amongst Americans I I don't think that's the case because again we all have to be able to understand.
The bias we have within us how does it affect our actions -- -- retain their actions by one just -- it and acknowledging it and it's.
If anything good can come out of this case it's going to -- -- -- -- just because someone hasn't bias inside of them doesn't mean that there are racists.
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