Friday, March 23, 2012

"If I had a son, he'd look like #Trayvon" President Obama

Leery of impending on any ongoing investigation, President Obama has finally made a statement and was very careful of his words when speaking about Trayvon Martin this morning. The President expressed sincere discomfort with the outcome of the situation  and wanted to send a message directly to the parents of Trayvon Martin.

"You know, if I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon."

Simple statement, but very profound for the country to hear, and ironically- Trayvon could very well be his child- the resemblance for me goes beyond their race... As a black man President Obama understands what it's like to live in this country and the hopes and dreams black parents in particular have for their children.

Not to say that parents of other races don't but as African Americans our history of struggle in this country is so complex and still a reality for the most part.

For the president to reinforce the idea that he as the President is black and relates to this family in that special way was very smart and endearing of him. Beyond that, this is an American issue..period.

The way the justice system often punishes our criminals more, but does less for our victims is so sad. Its a reality that people don't wish to admit, but is a researchable fact.

We're all rooting for Trayvon and his family. We've seen some progress made, but the world wants an arrest and even a conviction for what seems to be a heartless murder.

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