|Tavis Smiley: You Can 'Stand Your Ground Unless You Are A Black Man'|
|Alyssa Giannirakis||Jul 14, 2013, 12:55 PM|
Below you can find some of the notable comments made Sunday on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." Our Zimmerman Trial analysis panel, Congressional panel, and powerhouse roundtable guests included ABC News' Chief Legal Affairs Correspondent and Nightline Anchor Dan Abrams; ABC News' Senior Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas; Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif.; Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla.; Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Wall Street Journal editorial page editor Paul Gigot; Politico senior political reporter Maggie Haberman; New York Times Magazine chief national correspondent Mark Leibovich, author of the new book "This Town"; and television and radio host Tavis Smiley.
SMILEY: It appears to me, and I think many other persons in this country that you can in fact stand your ground unless you are a black man. George Zimmerman was allowed to stand his ground, Trayvon Martin was not allowed to stand his ground.