For supporters of Trayvon Martin, race is everything in the Zimmerman trial. For supporters of George Zimmerman, race is much ado about nothing. Zimmerman’s supporters believe that he is being railroaded into a trial . To say that the Zimmerman trial is not about race is like saying the O.J. Simpson or Rodney King beating cases had no racial overtones. And one need only read the comments left on just about every article written about the case to come to the same conclusion that the case is about race. The vitriol and hate mongering that is being spewed at Trayvon Martin by the Zimmerman defense team to ratchet up support for George Zimmerman is despicable at times. The attempts to smear a 17 year old who lost his life has everything to do with race and just about nothing to do with self defense as the defense claims. As jury selections continued on Tuesday, June 11, Debbie Hines appeared on The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann to discuss the role of race in the case. The video clip follows below.