7.19.2013

Obama speaks out on Trayvon Martin, Stop and Frisk and Racial Profiling

I'll be the first to say that I've been very critical of President Barack Obama, especially as it relates to issues of race. However, today's presser held at the White House was important to me for a number of reasons, and in this situation, he did what was required and yes, more is still needed.

No matter what you think POTUS has or has not said or done during his time in the nations top spot, him stating publicly: "Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago" is a moment that will forever be etched in this nation's history.

President Obama stood before the world and actually addressed issues related to race! He discused the sophistication of views within the Black community, and to me, raised a key point. POTUS actually raised the question if ‪young Trayvon Martin‬ had been armed, could he have 'stood his ground' to protect himself? While admitting if the races and circumstances were reversed, he believes there likely would have been a different outcome.

POTUS also said he and his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama  talk often about how to reach out to African-American males. Says he has 'convening power' to deal w/ issues like this and will in the near future, but beyond a simple politicized "conversation on race." Well, we'll see.

I wonder what Fox News is talking about right now? They're probably going to change the words of POTUS into a call for a race war.
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