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Race shouldn't be a factor in Zimmerman trial

Published: July 10, 2013

I disagree with Sam Mitchell's comparison (Your Views, June 30) of President Obama and George Zimmerman. Both men are biracial. Both have declared their racial preference. Declaration of one's race/ethnicity is a personal choice. However, the comparison between the two men ends there.

Zimmerman is on trial for his actions, which resulted in the death of Trayvon Martin. The races of the accused and of the deceased shouldn't be contributing factors in this trial to determine Zimmerman's innocence or guilt. Only the evidence and testimonies should be weighed in the search for truth.

Pat Cole, Oklahoma City