UCLA faculty experts advisory: Trayvon Martin case
By UCLA Newsroom July 12, 2013 Category: Academics & Faculty
The trial of George Zimmerman is nearing an end, with a jury set to decide the fate of the neighborhood watch volunteer, who is accused of shooting Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African American teenager, during a confrontation last year in a gated community in Sanford, Fla. UCLA has an expert.
Brenda Stevenson, a history professor who specializes in African-American history, is the author of the forthcoming book "The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender, and the Origins of the LA Riots" (Oxford University Press). Stevenson sees striking parallels between the Trayvon Martin case and the 1991 case in which a Korean shopkeeper shot and killed a 15-year-old black high school student misidentified as a shoplifter.
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Darnell Hunt, director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA and a professor of sociology, has done extensive research on media coverage of race in America, race relations, and diversity and racial conflict. He is co-editor of "Black Los Angeles: American Dreams and Racial Realities" (NYU Press, 2010).
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