The Washington Post has learned that Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey will announce that she is charging George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. (UPDATE: He will be charged with second-degree murder and he is currently in custody.) I can't stomach another protracted debate about this subject -- I've been through a number of them already and they are pointless -- but all I have to say to people who say they "can't understand" why this is being "turned" into a "racial issue" I say this: dig a little deeper (HERE and HERE and HERE, for starters) and maybe then you'll begin to see that people -- I'm talking about Zimmerman and the police in this case -- oftentimes don't even realize they're being racist, yet the ramifications are insidious, and in this case, deadly. While it true that it is impossible to ever know what was going on in someone else's mind, it was this public outrage from the basic facts that finally got the police to even properly look at this case. So if you're more concerned about the public's reaction and the media's handling of the case than you are that it finally got taken seriously, perhaps you need to question your own motivations.