Friday, July 19, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: Obama: "Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago."

There were many in the African American community who were looking for President Obama (the country's first African American president) to comment on Trayvon Martin and the Zimmerman trial.

Today, in an unannounced, unscripted press conference, President Obama gave his most extensive comments on race relations since his "A More Perfect Union" speech in Philadelphia in 2008. 

"When Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said this could've been my son. Another way of saying that is, Trayvon Martin could've been me 35 years ago,"

What are your thoughts?
What is the significance of these remarks coming from the first African American president?
What's next?
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