Trayvon Martin was shot by 28-year-old George Zimmerman, son of a white father and a Latina mother. The shooting is being investigated by a local grand jury and by federal authorities. This is the story of two Americans: the 17-year-old whose life was cut short and the man who says he shot in self-defense. Maria Hinojosa speaks to Kai Wright, editorial director of Colorlines.Com, about how Trayvon’s death raises questions on youth, safety and racial and ethnic identity.
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