Why ‘Cracker’ Can’t Compare to the N-Word

A witness testified this week during the George Zimmerman trial that Trayvon Martin used the word "cracker." Kathleen Parker writes in the Washington Post that the term is not equal to the n-word.

George Zimmerman's last pretrial hearing (pool/Getty Images)

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