I knew some of you couldn't read between the lines. How do you think think the young black men will take this? We'll see.Obama said he wanted to "reiterate what I said on Sunday, which is there are going to be a lot of arguments about the legal issues in the case. I'll let all the legal analysts and talking heads address those issues."
In his first public remarks after the acquittal by a Florida court of Travyon Martin's shooter, George Zimmerman, President Obama says, "Trayvon Martin could have been me, 35 years ago."
The president added, "The judge conducted the trial in a professional manner. The prosecution and the defense made their arguments. The jurors were properly instructed that in a case such as this, reasonable doubt was relevant and they rendered a verdict. And once the jury's spoken, that's how our system works."
And though Obama sidestepped the idea of demanding a new, national conversation on race -- and while he said that racism was far from eliminated -- the president ended on an upbeat moment, expressing his view that race relations are "getting better."
"I don’t want us to lose sight that things are getting better. Each successive generation seems to be making progress in changing attitudes when it comes to race. I doesn’t mean that we’re in a post racial society. It doesn’t mean that racism is eliminated," he said. "But you know, when I talk to Malia and Sasha and I listen to their friends and I see them interact, they’re better than we are."
Obama added: "We have to be vigilant and we have to work on these issues, and those of us in authority should be doing everything we can to encourage the better angels of our nature as opposed to using these episodes to heighten divisions. But we should also have confidence that kids these days I think have more sense than we did back then, and certainly more than our parents did or our grandparents did, and that along this long, difficult journey, we’re becoming a more perfect union -- not a perfect union, but a more perfect union."
F-ing liars, everyone of you. Everything he said is true. RIP GOP
Also Obama spoke of "retraining the police" what do you think he meant by that?You kind of left that part out.
But no, he didn't say the words I wrote, but reading between the lines it's what he meant and the blacks may pick up on it if they are stupid enough ought to fall for it.
Obama and Holder both were had pretty much the same conversation. they were getting their point across, to stir up more anger in blacks.