"After answering these questions, can you doubt [#Trayvon - #Zimmerman] confrontation & shooting were race-related?"


trayvon 17 unarmed via Haraz N. Ghanbari-AP Photo: Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP

Today's Los Angeles Times letter to the editor, because our voices matter:

Re "Verdict not a surprise to some," July 15

I have two questions.

First, if a white teenager had been arrested for burglary in Zimmerman's community, would he have suspected another white teenager of being up to no good?

Second, had the roles been reversed — if Martin, a black teenager, had shot Zimmerman under similar circumstances — would the shooter have been jailed immediately?

After answering these questions, can you doubt that this confrontation and shooting were race-related?

Katharine Greenebaum

Los Angeles