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This is Your Brain on Race: Why the Law Failed to Deliver Justice For Trayvon Martin

Liz Dwyer

Maya Wiley of the Center For Social Inclusion says that our legal system failed to deliver justice in shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman because "our current legal structure doesn't work for how we do race in America." The problem, says Wiley, is that our "evidentiary standards don't match the science." Our laws are based on overt racism and discrimination, even though most people nowadays have unconscious biases because. Adds Wiley, "we don't even understand our 'brains on race.'"

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