This is from the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University. The key point is that we're asking the same old, misguided questions about race in the wake of Trayvon Martin's murder and that these questions miss the point. I cut and pasted the article in it entirety here. Here's the link to the original.
The production of racial inequality in contemporary America is less a result of individual racial prejudice than a product of culturally embedded, subconscious racial associations and neighborhood arrangements, which distribute opportunity unevenly across our cities and towns.