The Color of Blood: Calvin Trillin on the John White Case

The March 3 edition of The New Yorker carries a story by Calvin Trillin on the John White manslaughter case.

The article is available on the web.

The title of the piece is "The Color of Blood"

In an interview with NPR on Tuesday Mr. Trillin said:

"People saw what had happened completely differently according to what race they were. Some white people, including Dano's parents, were outraged that John White wasn't indicted for murder. And some supporters of White thought that if the races had been reversed — if it had been a white homeowner and four hostile teenagers yelling at him — there wouldn't have been any charge at all," he says.

Last week sentencing in the case was postponed until March 19. A summary of the case with links to other media accounts can be found at