If they were both white/black/hispanic etc the tragedy would have gone no further than the local news. I am guessing Zimmerman regrets following the kid after he called 911. I have confronted people in suspicious situations and once it nearly became physical. Zimmerman had called 911 some 40 times in a 6 year period. I have read/heard nothing that would indicate he is a racist. It sickens me that high profile individuals and elected officials are making this a race issue and ignoring the known facts. It was reported that Spike Lee tweeted what he thought was Zimmerman's address but he got it wrong - yeah that really helps the situation!
Time to get more ammo and get some practice in.