President Obama: ‘Trayvon Martin Could’ve Been Me 35 Years Ago’

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. And when you think about why, in the African-American community, at least, there’s a lot of pain around what happened here, I think it’s important to recognize that the African-American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that doesn’t go away.

http://www.nationaljournal.com/whitehouse/president-obama-trayvon-martin-could-ve-been-me-35-years-ago-20130719

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  1. […] President Obama: ‘Trayvon Martin Could’ve Been Me 35 Years Ago’ (thisisliberalism.wordpress.com) […]

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