On one hand, I can sympathize with people who have doubts as to how racism affects ordinary events in their lives. Everyone here has waited for a table at a restaurant, or been inconvenienced in some way by people in service/retail. It's written off as bad service and a lazy staff, but I could see how a black man or woman could always have some sort of doubt in the back of their minds. It does not justify a permanent attitude that blames everything that doesn't go their way on race, but I can't pretend that I wouldn't have doubts from time to time if I were in their shoes - it would be almost impossible not to. But when there's a series of events that have been investigated by the FBI for racial overtones, and a jury has reviewed every single bit of evidence and concluded that self-defense, not race, was the motivation for the shooting - that's as good as it's ever going to get in terms of eliminating that doubt. If it isn't gone then, it never will be.