Book of the Week 8/4/14

SuspicionNation

Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It by Lisa Bloom (Counterpoint, 2014) gives thought-provoking insights on the laws, cultures, and circumstances that led to the tragic death of Trayvon Martin up to the trial and acquittal of shooter George Zimmerman.

Suspicion Nation outlines racial inequality, antiquated laws concerning firearms, in-depth analysis into one of the 21st century’s most iconic cases, and racial divide that still exists in the United States, contrary to popular belief.

This is a book that brings out powerful emotions, anger among them. Suspicion Nation is a well-written account about racial relations and calls for change on important issues. There are some statistical details which may lose the reader for a few minutes, but the overall look into both legal and racial aspects of this book is a must-read for those seeking additional perceptions into a trial that took its place in American history.

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