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Hopkins students, professors discuss fallout from Trayvon Martin case
Hopkins students, professors discuss fallout from Trayvon Martin case

Johns Hopkins University professor Nathan Connolly sees the Trayvon Martin case in terms far broader than the details of how the Florida teenager was shot and killed at the end of February. Look at the attempts by some to dismiss race as a potential factor in the shooting of the black teenager or to limit any discussion of racial motivation on the part of George Zimmerman, who has been charged in the killing, Connolly told a roomful of Hopkins students and professors who had gathered Thursday to discuss the fallout of the case. "We're living in a moment where white supremacy works like central air," Connolly said. "How can you prove the existence of a force if you...

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