WATCH: Zimmerman Brother Says Critics Out To Crucify Him

They know they’re partly responsible for not speaking out about it, but the Zimmerman family is still taken aback by how the prickly issues of race and ethnicity continue to haunt them even after the controversial case ended.

They blame national media outlets for creating and propagating the murder trial as white vs. black, pitting George Zimmerman against black teen Trayvon Martin, who was killed during their now infamous fight in Sanford, Fla.

Yet it has barely been mentioned that Zimmerman actually identifies as Hispanic — his mother, Gladys, is a Peruvian immigrant whose heritage and culture have been a strong influence on her children.

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