But Martin family attorney Ben Crump said a juror's relatability is key.
"I watched the interview ... and the biggest thing I took away from it -- she never ever saw Sybrina Fulton's child, Trayvon, as her child," Crump told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Tuesday night. "She never saw that that could have been her child."
"The conversation is evolving now because with this verdict, people are saying, 'Can people profile my child just walking home?'"
Criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos, who was not part of Zimmerman's legal team, said "race determines everything in the criminal justice system."
"Nobody thinks of themselves as a racist, and I'm not accusing anybody of being a racist. What I'm saying is race is the prism through which people see things," Geragos said.
"If you had a pretty white female as a victim that George Zimmerman had shot," the case would have been looked at differently, he said.
But Florida State Attorney Angela Corey has a different take.
"I speak as a prosecutor who's been doing this for 32 years, and I can tell you that when we analyze a case, it has nothing to do with the race of the defendant or the victim," she said.
Congressman: 'Get over it'
Rep. Andy Harris, R-Maryland, said those consumed by last week's verdict need to "get over it."
"You can't turn on any news program now without 90% of it taken up by the Zimmerman case," he said Tuesday in an interview with Washington radio station WMAL.
"You know, we missed the forest for the trees to a large extent with all the huge issues going on in the world," he continued, citing unrest in the Middle East.
"We're hung up on this one case where this one fellow was in fact found not guilty by a jury. That's the way the American law system works," Harris said. "Get over it."