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July 16th, 2013
06:15 PM ET

Reaction to Juror B37: Young black men 'don't get the benefit of the doubt'

One of the jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman told CNN Monday she did not believe race played a role in the confrontation between Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin.

"I don't think that Zimmerman uses the word suspicious, I don't think that enters his mind, unless there is some element of race involved," said Washington Post columnist Clinton Yates.

"A lot of people walk around neighborhoods doing a lot of things. Just because one teenager happens to be looking into a house, the difference between suspicious and not suspicious is often times race," said Yates.
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