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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