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.
I am really shocked. Are you?
Answer by HHx5 at 1:04 PM on Jul. 20, 2013
Answer by tntmom1027 at 2:43 PM on Jul. 19, 2013
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.
Answer by mrsmom110 at 5:03 PM on Jul. 19, 2013
Answer by mrsmom110 at 8:20 PM on Jul. 19, 2013
Answer by mrsmom110 at 8:39 PM on Jul. 19, 2013
Answer by QuinnMae at 2:09 PM on Jul. 19, 2013
Answer by mrsmom110 at 7:58 PM on Jul. 19, 2013
Answer by DSamuels at 11:12 PM on Jul. 19, 2013
Answer by QuinnMae at 2:12 PM on Jul. 19, 2013
Next question overall
IM IN SO MUCH PAIN RIGHT NOW AND HE STILL HAS TO PICK A FIGHT??!!