Skip to comments.Obama: 'Trayvon Martin could have been me, 35 years ago'
Posted on 07/19/2013 12:07:49 PM PDT by Red Steel
President Barack Obama said on Friday that the death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager shot dead in Florida last year, has raised questions about why young African-Americans experience racial profiling.
"You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son. Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me, 35 years ago," Obama told reporters at the White House, in his first public remarks after the acquittal by a Florida court of Martin's shooter, George Zimmerman.
and racial profiling, and sought to explain why the African American community was outraged over the case.
"There are very few African American men in this country who havent had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store. That includes me," Obama said. "And there are very few African American men who haven't had the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars. That happens to me, at least before I was a senator."
African Americans see the countrys history of violence and discrimination against blacks as being ignored, he said, "and that all contributes, I think, to a sense that if a white male teen was involved in the same kind of scenario, that, from top to bottom, both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different."
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4th duplicate post. Let me start the fifth one, I wanna be a hero too!
Must. Not. Say. Or. Type.
I say we chip in and get the President a hoodie. And then invite him to stroll around Chicago.
Meaning you and your choomie buds would assault white folks after getting toked up? Some folks can’t stand those haole punks.
Knock yourself out.
No, really, knock yourself out!
Move over Al and Jessie, there’s a new race whore in town. You’ve been one upped.
Why couldn't he be Trayvon Martin today.
The list, Ping
Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list
Obama IS a teenaged-maturity level thug
with the mantel of authority to make him more dangerous.
This tyrant is a grotesque racial demogogue. When will the revolution start?
and the fat imbecile for 35 years ago who couldn’t read was moochelle?
He even had to read this short race-baiting statement off a teleprompter. The SOB couldn’t tell you his name without reading it first.
Don’t want to get banned.
Don’t want to make God angry.
Therefore, not going to type or think.....
Well Mr. Obama, he couldn’t have been me.
I didn’t find the need to go out late at night and pick up Skittles. Walking home I wouldn’t find it smart to walk through a housing tract in dark areas behind homes. In those days I wouldn’t have found it reasonable to bet a man’s head on the sidewalk or break his nose, even if he did walk up to me and ask me what I was doing. And if he hadn’t done that, I would never have assaulted him.
If you are in any way seeing yourself in Trayvon Martin, it may tell you one thing, but it certainly tells me something different. It tells me you had no common sense at that age. It tells me you see no problem of breaking a man’s nose and hitting his head on the sidewalk over and over.
And what’s more, it tells me that at your age, you still don’t have a lick of sense.
They should just shove a data cable up his rear end and move his mouth for him.
Could’ve been Trayvon, huh? Oh, the thought that is running through my head ...
Can Moochelle read cursive?
The only white people 0bama doesn’t hate are Communists. He tolerates the white Useful Idiots that he can use.
This evil POS is moving into the same league as Stalin and Hitler.
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