Saturday, July 20, 2013

President Obama: "Trayvon Martin could have been me"

 

President Barack Obama gave a historic speech on Friday in an attempt to put the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case in context and offering the perspective of African Americans (and an African American President) in the United States. The President's comments have generated wide differences of opinion (including a response from Zimmerman's defense team), which should not be surprising given how deep the racial divide is in modern American society.  If you doubt the racial divisions in our society, look at some of the comments on the Youtube video of the President's remarks.

As the New York Times editorial board put it,"It is a great thing for this country to have a president who could do what Mr. Obama did on Friday. It is sad that we still need him to do it."

 

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KJ

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