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I can't believe that our president would say things to stir up unrest.




President Barack Obama emerged Friday to give voice to African Americans' reaction to last weekend's verdict in the George Zimmerman case, saying that Trayvon Martin "could have been me 35 years ago."


He also suggested that the outcome of the case could have been different if Martin were white.


"If a white male teen would have been involved in this scenario," he said, "both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different."


The nation's first black president, Obama said that it is impossible for the African-American community to not view the Martin case without filtering it through a long history of racial discrimination.

http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/19/19563211-obama-trayvon-martin-could-have-been-me

I am really shocked.  Are you?

 
Dardenella

Asked by Dardenella at 2:06 PM on Jul. 19, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Obama's a thug! Can't wait for his term to be over.
    HHx5

    Answer by HHx5 at 1:04 PM on Jul. 20, 2013

  • I'm not surprised at all. Meanwhile everyone is forgetting about the IRS and NSA infringements. As well as the fact that North Korea is still trying to gear up for a war...did you know that Panama intercepted a boat they thought was carrying drugs but was actually Cuban Missiles on the way to N. Korea?
    tntmom1027

    Answer by tntmom1027 at 2:43 PM on Jul. 19, 2013

  • So... what is going on/what is he doing that he wants to distract everyone from?
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 2:08 PM on Jul. 19, 2013

  • Disgraceful. A man who is supposed to represent all of us, should've used that opportunity to call for calm and to condemn those not following the laws of our nation by rioting & hurting others. He is not leading this country as he should be.

    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 5:03 PM on Jul. 19, 2013

  • and it makes us fearful for our black children.
    Anonymous Answer by Anonymous 12 minutes ago

    ^^^ What about the white or Hispanic kids who now have to be fearful of those seeking justice for Travon?! This whole thing was never about race until some idiot in the media or Sharpton, or Jackson or Holder decided it was. A TRUE leader would try to bring the country together, NOT try to divide it further.
    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 8:20 PM on Jul. 19, 2013

  • and it makes us fearful for our black children.
    Anonymous Answer by Anonymous 12 minutes ago

    ^^^^ Tell them to stop shooting each other! Black on black crime is extremely high, but when it doesn't get the coverage like a non-black killing a black.
    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 8:39 PM on Jul. 19, 2013

  • I can believe it. It's what he does best. All by design. This isn't about Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman or the not guilty verdict. The powers that be want us all to be emotional instead of logical.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 2:09 PM on Jul. 19, 2013

  • ^^^Hey anon- perhaps the people in Oakland were tired of being beaten b/c they were white & hearing "this is for Travon" as they were being beaten. Why didn't the President take a different approach & be a true leader in order to help quell the unrest. Oh no, instead he compared himself to Travon (again!)
    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 7:58 PM on Jul. 19, 2013

  • His "speech" doesn't surprise me a bit. It does make me sad and disappointed. Any other president would have asked for calm, not thrown gas on the fire.
    DSamuels

    Answer by DSamuels at 11:12 PM on Jul. 19, 2013

  • Well, it's Friday, so the nugget will drop later today or tonight.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 2:12 PM on Jul. 19, 2013

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