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House Dems convene dialogue on race and justice

"It absolutely is possible to legislate attitudes,” said Maya Wiley. “It is because by legislating opportunity you change how the attitudes are developed."Full story

Black lawyer group urges Florida governor to repeal 'Stand Your Ground'

MIAMI BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - A leading group of black lawyers on Monday urged Florida's governor to call a special legislative session to repeal the state's "Stand Your Ground" law after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. Full story

Was Juror B-29 ready to be the modern day Juror 8, holding out against the group?

  Melissa Harris-Perry thinks back on the film "12 Angry Men" in the aftermath of the George Zimmerman verdict and in light of the recent interview with Juror B-29. Harris-Perry asks her panel if this juror was ready to hold out against the group, and what the roles may have been in the deliberating r

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  Why what we're choosing to criminalize is a huge part of society's race question

Melissa Harris-Perry breaks down the idea that the discussion on race in society should include conversation on what that society chooses to criminalize with the rest of the Up panel and host Steve Kornacki as they look at the Republican response to immigration, broadening their message, and the con

  Fighting for black men and boys

Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., Josh Dubois, former spiritual advisor to President Barack Obama, and Trymaine Lee, a reporter for MSNBC.com, talk with MSNBC’s Craig Melvin about the national conversation on race in America, especially as it relates to black men and boys.

  Defining Trayvon Martin’s legacy

Aisha Moodie-Mills from The Center for American Progress Action Fund and The Washington Post’s Clinton Yates join Ari Melber to discuss the issues on race relations that Americans are reflecting on after the George Zimmerman verdict.

  Why do some conservatives ignore the problems of race in America?

MSNBC host Karen Finney and Chicago Tribune’s Clarence Page discuss the great disparity between how white and black Americans perceive the current state of racial relations – and why conservatives like Bill O’Reilly think it’s okay to talk condescendingly about “the civil rights industry” and “black

  Right attacks Obama on Trayvon Martin speech

Goldie Taylor joins Rev. Al Sharpton to discuss the right-wing’s reaction to President Barack Obama’s remarks on Trayvon Martin.

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Irene Renee holds up a sign as her son Zavier bows his head while they attend a rally for Trayvon Martin in New York
Irene Renee holds up a sign as her son Zavier bows his head while they attend a rally for Trayvon Martin in New York

Irene Renee holds up a sign as her son Zavier bows his head while they attend a rally for Trayvon Martin in New York July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Trayvon Martin's mother, Sabrina Fulton, speaks at the National Urban League's Guild Awards luncheon in Philadelphia
Trayvon Martin's mother, Sabrina Fulton, speaks at the National Urban League's Guild Awards luncheon in Philadelphia

Trayvon Martin's mother, Sabrina Fulton, speaks at the National Urban League's Guild Awards luncheon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania July 26, 2013. REUTERS/Maria Pouchnikova

Fulton, mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin, speaks at a rally in New York
Fulton, mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin, speaks at a rally in New York

Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, speaks at a rally in New York July 16. Trayvon Martin's parents joined celebrities and hundreds of protesters on Saturday in rallies across the country to express anger over the acquittal of George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed the unarmed black tee