March 27, 2012

#TrayvonMartin's death raises questions about race in the US

Man who shot unarmed black teen has not been charged.

The recent killing of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin has sparked protests across the United States.

Adding to the outcry, the man who shot Martin, George Zimmerman, claims it was done in self-defence and has not been arrested.

Many in the country are pointing the finger at what they view as systemic and institutionalised racism.

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to Decker Ngongang, Community Organiser, and Michael Skolnik, Editor in Chief of Global Grind.

What do you think? Was race a factor in the death of Travyon Martin? Send us your thoughts and comments on Facebook or Twitter using hashtag #AJStream.

Here are some highlights of the conversation online: