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Last week I avoided the news and any attempt at activism while I sifted through my feelings about the George Zimmerman verdict. Given the details of Florida self-defense law and the evidence presented at trial, I expected an acquittal. What I did not expect was to feel so betrayed by an acquittal. Not until President Obama’s outstanding speech on Friday did I feel as if I were starting to heal, and I intend to turn that healing into action this week.