Juan Williams, one of the three or four liberals allowed at Fox News, has a point about the racism involved in the Zimmerman trial.
Yet, he too cannot avoid his own race-based commentary, including Zimmerman being a "great white hope" for some, and treating "creepy-ass cracker" as acceptable in light of slavery and legal segregation.
In the end, Williams, like so many liberal commentators, cannot stop himself from discussing the trial as a place where Zimmerman has to prove his case. He says Zimmerman could have cleared his name by testifying despite his Constitutional right not to do so. Several other articles and commentaries talk in terms of whether Zimmerman has "proved his case," as if a criminal defendant has such a burden.
Of course, Zimmerman has no such burden and can, like almost all criminal defendants do, remain silent during his trial.
In the end, what we may learn is that the very type of evidence used against minorities every day is what is being promoted in this case. Namely, that in the absence of information about what really happened, our criminal justice system allows a jury to speculate about the circumstances even though the "reasonable doubt" standard should never be considered met with such uncertainty. And that those who are harmed most by this approach to criminal prosecution are persons of color.