Though civil rights demonstrators have argued Zimmerman should not
have prejudged Martin, one black neighbor of the Zimmermans said recent
history should be taken into account.
"Let's talk about the elephant in the room. I'm black, OK?" the woman
said, declining to be identified because she anticipated backlash due
to her race. She leaned in to look a reporter directly in the eyes.
"There were black boys robbing houses in this neighborhood," she said.
"That's why George was suspicious of Trayvon Martin."