Slate.com: The Zimmerman verdict forced me, a white mother, to talk to my black son about race

After George Zimmerman walked free, we finally showed our 10-year-old the Jackie Robinson biopic, 42. He had trouble sleeping. So did we.   We’re white. He’s African-American. In the past, when we’ve tried talking with him about what’s wrong with the N-word—a word so coolly slung in his favorite songs—he’s told us that “no one cares” about…

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