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Trayvon Martin's Case Illuminates Stereotypes

New York Times columnist Brent Staples charges that the death of Trayvon Martin is reflective of the criminalization of black males, regardless of their age. Some people see black men in public and surmise where they might be in their lives -- a businessman dressed for the gym or a pimple-faced hoodie-wearing teen on the way to school -- while others, like George Zimmerman, simply see the dangerous black male stereotype despite appearances that prove otherwise.
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