Obama Comments On The Trayvon Martin Case
Friday afternoon, President Obama spoke out about the Trayvon Martin case, saying “Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.” His speech tried to share the African-American community’s perspective regarding the Martin case, explaining why they are angry. He stated, “There are very few African-American men in this country who have not had the experience of being followed when they are shopping at a department store. That includes me.”
He explained that these racial disparities and experience with racial profiling “inform how the African-American community interpret what happened one night in Florida.”
It is rare for the President to speak out about issues concerning the African-American community, so what do you think about his comments on the Trayvon Martin case?
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