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Letter: Reality: Racism exists in U.S.

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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2013 4:33 pm | Updated: 4:38 pm, Fri Jul 19, 2013.

Anyone that thinks that racism does not exist in this country should now look at reality. Trayvon Martin was an unarmed teenage black man walking to his house in a neighborhood in Sanford, Fla. He was confronted by an armed neighborhood watch patrol who has been previously reporting nothing but innocent black walkers in the neighborhood. George Zimmerman was told not to follow this young teen, yet his racist instinct pushed in that he had to follow him because of nothing else but the color of his skin.

We all know what followed. Sure we say the jury has spoken. However our racist issue has not been resolved. We should all know now it is getting wider. It is now up to the Department of Justice to speak loudly for all of us. It is their duty to put a stop to racist overtones and restore civil rights to all of our people. This case has purely brought this wide divide to light. Coupled with Voter Suppression Bills that are in the works that threaten the civil rights of all of us. The George Zimmermans of the world have to be taught a strong lesson. Carrying a firearm for a neighborhood watch and only targeting African Americans is a violation of civil rights. Proving that the race divide in this country is wide and with the verdict in this case, it just got wider. Racism exist in America and its time we do something about it before it gets worse.

John Chiazza

Gilbert

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