Friday, July 19, 2013

President Obama on the Case of Trayvon Martin

Published on Jul 19, 2013
President Barack Obama made a surprise statement today at the White House regarding the George Zimmerman trial. He said that while the verdict should be respected and was the result of due process, African Americans continue to face discrimination. He shared that he has personally encountered prejudice, and that "Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago."

Nothing I say can add to the eloquence of these few minutes, perhaps the most important of Barack Obama's presidency so far. 

Monday's post was mostly filled with early responses to the Zimmerman trial and remains pertinent, particularly the press release by the National Bar Association. 

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