What Lies Beneath

Photograph by Peter Hapak for TIME

The verdict in the Trayvon Martin case has been the occasion for national soul-searching. This has involved debating everything from racial profiling to whether a legal trial is the right vehicle for answering moral questions. (The answer to that one is no.) But we are using this moment to address some of the large and vexing questions that remain after the verdict. Our cover story by Washington bureau chief Michael Scherer and reporter Elizabeth Dias suggests that we are not in fact having the national conversation about race that everyone predicted we would have in the age of Barack Obama. Philadelphia...

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