Aug 28 2014
As the national dialogue on race and racism in America in light of Ferguson, Missouri, continues, it is reminiscent of a similar debate in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s killing 2 years ago, and the trial of his shooter, George Zimmerman, last year.
Attorney and author Lisa Bloom attended the controversial trial, and with her keen legal eye observed the astonishing missteps by the Florida prosecutor which led to Zimmerman’s acquittal. Those missteps include a complete avoidance of the issue of race.
In her book, released earlier this year, Bloom attempts to answer the crucial question of why we continue to repeat such injustice.
GUEST: Lisa Bloom is the legal analyst for The Today Show, NBC News, and Avvo.com. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Swagger and Think, and has written numerous articles for such outlets as the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post and more. She runs her own law firm in Los Angeles called The Bloom Firm. And her book which we began discussing on yesterday’s show is entitled, “Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It.”