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Update: McDonald's Employee Who Was Attacked Had to Call the Police Herself

Yasmine James boxed her way to safety. She hired an attorney after McDonald's placed her on leave.

Screenshot from ABC Tampa Bay

Rumors circulated about Yasmine James' firing after she defended herself against Daniel Willis Taylor at the St. Petersburg McDonald's on New Year's Eve, and people on social media were enraged, and talking boycotts.

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Florida Shooter Who Killed Black Man in Parking Lot Has History of Gun Threats

Michael Drejka's "Stand Your Ground" defense in the shooting of Markeis McGlockton buckles.

Trayvon Martin's killer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted, according to jurors on the basis of Florida's Stand Your Ground law. It seems the same law will not work in shooter Michael Drejka's favor.

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The Stand Your Ground law first gained prominence after the 2012 shooting death of unarmed Black teenager Trayvon Martin. The law has changed the equation of self-defense in the United States.

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Joe McKnight Case: Shooter Arrested, Sheriff Lashes Out at Critics, Black Community

At a press conference regarding the arrest the white man who killed McKnight, Sheriff Newell Normand allayed fears of a white shooter, saying, "predominantly, Black males … commit the murders."

At a press conference regarding the arrest the white man who killed McKnight, Sheriff Newell Normand allayed fears of a white shooter, saying, "predominantly, Black males … commit the murders."

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Mothers of Slain Black Teens Unite to Protest Against 'Stand Your Ground' Law

The mothers of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis lead a march to demand a repeal of the law that protects murderers like George Zimmerman and Michael Dunn, while the Florida Senate looks to compromise with a reform of the law.

By Julissa Catalan

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Courtesy of The White House:

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President Obama: 'Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me' (VIDEO)

President's personal statement reminds America that we're not past racism in this country.

By Chris Hoenig

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Petition: 1 Million Call for Federal Civil-Rights Action Against George Zimmerman

Prominent leaders promise ongoing action against Stand Your Ground legislation and other civil-rights efforts in the wake of outrage over the Trayvon Martin verdict.

By Manuel McDonnell Smith

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Ask the White Guy: Why Is Trayvon a White-on-Black Crime?

A reader asks why this tragedy is considered racial injustice. DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti responds.

Luke Visconti's Ask the White Guy column is a top draw on DiversityInc.com. Visconti, the founder and CEO of DiversityInc, is a nationally recognized leader in diversity management. In his popular column, readers who ask Visconti tough questions about race/culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability and age can expect smart, direct and disarmingly frank answers.

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#Trayvon

What does the story of Trayvon Martin tell our society—and business?

By Luke Visconti

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