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Beyond the shouting and the stagecraft surrounding George Zimmerman’s trial and acquittal, beneath the crashing waves of news coverage, there’s a conversation going on in the United States about what it all means — about race, about guns, about the future.

It’s happening around dinner tables, at the workplace, over social media and e-mail. In some cases, it’s enlightening.

“My mother and I were talking about the trial itself and we both came to the conclusion that no one but Martin, Zimmerman and God will know the truth,” 26-year-old Natalie Mitchell of Dallas said.

Other conversations are downright scary.

“Ever since the Martin case was decided my family (we live in South Carolina) has been arguing through phone calls, texts and Facebook,” Ryan Cowsert wrote in an e-mail.

“Our family has resorted to blocking each other on Facebook and refusing to talk to each other,” he said. “It is crazy and getting out of hand.”

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article courtesy of CNN.com

Discussion: America Talks About The Zimmerman Verdict was originally published on praisecleveland.com

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