Obama: 'Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago'

There are 20 comments on the Jul 19, 2013, nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com story titled Obama: 'Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago'. In it, nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com reports that:

Obama also suggested that the outcome of the case could have been different if Martin were white. "If a white male teen would have been involved in this scenario," he said, "both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different."

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Since: Jan 07

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#76 Jul 20, 2013
How about another goodbye speech BOY,...

TheOriginalDoby wrote:
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Typo, Typo…...Blah blah blah……my point still stands. Racism is not a local issue. PERIOD! If you don’t like the fact that Obama commented on it, too bad. Nobody cares. LOL!


DobyTheDoggy wrote:
This place is too much for me. Here on this forum there is too much fighting, bickering, name calling & just overall negativity. I find myself waking in the morning looking forward to the next fight. That in my opinion means this has gone too far.
I thought in stumbling across this site that I would find positive Black people discussing issues of importance to our race. What I found instead (and sadly participated in) was a group of Black people arguing and insulting each other, white racists degrading Blacks, BLACK women degrading Black men, white men fulfilling their sick fantasies and others that are more graphic than I care to mention.
In a nutshell, this place is not for me. I have a great life, a beautiful and proud young Black son, a career that is progressing and an appreciation for my people that knows no limits. Being here has brought out the negative side of me that I would prefer not to come out daily.
I believe that the majority of the people here mean well and are only guilty of falling into the same negative traps that I am making a decision not to any longer. There are so many other important issues for our people to discuss. Yet it seems that the only discussions that get any attention are those that are in my opinion just stupid and a waste of time! I mean really people, how much time will you dedicate to debating IR dating? At the same time, a thread about the stimulus package proposed by the president of the US gets absolutely no attention.
Again, I have met a few great people here and wouldn’t mind keeping in contact with them, but not here. There is just too much positive in my life to allow this site to change that. I am guilty of participating and attacking people here also. While I might say, I was protecting myself or my people, the fact is that I realize that nothing I say here will actually make a change in how anyone here lives or thinks. Knowing that, I really don’t see the point of participating.
I realized that when I actually left my home to go meet someone from this site who attacked me that I needed to remove this site from my life. I’m not saying you are all wrong for staying, this site is just not right for me.
I will stick around today and reply to the anticipated bull crap responses to this but I will not return tomorrow. It was nice to have had this experience and to have met you all.
Doby


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negazslayswine

Columbus, OH

#77 Jul 20, 2013
Jim R Pickens wrote:
Obama also suggested that the outcome of the case could have been different if Martin were white. "If a white male teen would have been involved in this scenario," he said, "both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different."
Obama is stating that the Florida judicial system is racist?
The evidence was presented to the entire nation, yet our President, like other racist agitators, want to fan the flames.
I was aghast that the President of the United States would weigh in in a matter that was settled by a court of law.
He is acting more like a king demanding someones head. This isn't Game of Thrones Mr. President.
You were elected to lead this country and ALL Americans yet this sir, is your biggest failure AS PRESIDENT.
This speak was given by a community organizer, but isn't that the role you are most comfortable in?
I have stated from the beginning that you are NO leader, you lack even the basic tenants of leadership, and that is costing our country and society dearly.
Shame on you, Mr President
You have finally revealed your true colors.
Trayvon was a youg trained swine slaya....that swine zimmerman lucky he had his gun when he did cuz his fat swine a*s a be a ribeye meal for the martin family. Young human Negro's coming back like the terminator programmed to kill swines and take em out like tuesday trash day...
Just a thought

Beloit, WI

#79 Jul 20, 2013
Oh look,another no limit clown.You don't have to worry about a"mind being a terrible thing to waste".You've never used your's.

Since: May 13

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#80 Jul 20, 2013
It doesn't seem that these protestors really care about what really happened and the facts of the case.
I thought Obama was educated but today he showed just how blissfully ignorant he is.
US Huh

Hampton, VA

#81 Jul 20, 2013
Pharaoh MaIik-Akin wrote:
At last the President proves he is a Brotha...
He should make war against all the crackers....this sheriff means business
I wonder if Obama would hesitate when it came time to kill some of his white relatives?

Since: Sep 08

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#82 Jul 20, 2013
Hippy 1 TO BLASTOFF wrote:
It's 5 a.m. shrooms are wearing
Gloop.
Bern

Danville, WV

#83 Jul 20, 2013
Pharaoh MaIik-Akin wrote:
At last the President proves he is a Brotha...
He should make war against all the crackers....this sheriff means business
Go ahead and try, we will see who is left standing when the dust settles. They will end up waking a sleeping giant, and it will not be a pretty sight. Blut und Ehre, you subhuman.
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De Forest, WI

#84 Jul 21, 2013
Stag_R_Lee wrote:
In what way should Obama's remarks seem un-Presidential?
his remarks are intentionally decisive and racist and indicative of his willingness to subvert the criminal justice system, just like he did when he let convicted Black panthers loose, who then made a video calling to kill some white babies and then a gang banger just like trayvone who looked just like Obama's son went out and shot a hispanic baby in a stroller in the face while the child was sleeping in front of the mother. Holder and Obama should be charged under rico with the death of this child along with the shooter and the panthers who advocated the slaughter of White children.



further more This is a viral video on the net, I see that this racist didnt get on national tv and say that this looks just like his son too !

http://www.bing.com/videos/search...
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De Forest, WI

#85 Jul 21, 2013
Trayvon cousin runs over white baby

Since: Mar 12

Milwaukee

#88 Jul 21, 2013
So Obama takes the opportunity to talk about one of thousands of people killed each year. All of the others are less important?? Why don't we make as big a deal when a black shoots a black or a white shoots a white. Typical media picking and choosing what will stir the pot not what's actually news. Oh and by the way Zimmerman is Hispanic so what does this have to do with the race card which is typically played when and only when it's white on black violence. Did the media assume Zimmerman was white from his name that is German.
bottlecap

Tampa, FL

#89 Jul 21, 2013

Since: Feb 11

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#90 Jul 21, 2013
Jaredb8 wrote:
So Obama takes the opportunity to talk about one of thousands of people killed each year. All of the others are less important??
Obama is not responsible for the stupid inferences you draw.

Since: Mar 12

Milwaukee

#91 Jul 21, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>Obama is not responsible for the stupid inferences you draw.
Not responsible correct. But he is responsible for speaking on this one shooting making it seem more important to him than the others I listed.

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#92 Jul 21, 2013
Jaredb8 wrote:
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Not responsible correct. But he is responsible for speaking on this one shooting making it seem more important to him than the others I listed.
There are 32,000 shootings a year.

Which ones do you want him to address?

Since: Mar 12

Milwaukee

#93 Jul 21, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>There are 32,000 shootings a year.

Which ones do you want him to address?
How about none. Let the local levels of law enforcement handle them and do their job. I'm sure Obama has more important things he SHOULD be working on like the economy, unemployment, social security, Obamacare and its failure to do what he said it would, how about the city of Detroit he saved with the auto bailout? Oh that's right he failed there too clearly.
Truth-Facts

Dayton, OH

#94 Jul 21, 2013
This so called Pres is full of himself.He only makes these remarks to pander to the African American base like he has done since being in office.He is a liar,phony used car salesman. Sure he's great at making speeches,but he's a disaster at Pres.His remarks have only inflamed and divided this nation.Where are his comments regarding the 55 African American males gunned down monthly across America?He should have remained silent just like he was during Benghazi when four white Americans were murdered by muslims.Bet your a** if those four would have been black he would have acted Presidential.He's is so pathetic.

Since: Mar 12

Milwaukee

#95 Jul 21, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>There are 32,000 shootings a year.

Which ones do you want him to address?
Or maybe not just pick the ones that can bait the public back into the race issue every time. Nobody is outraged or protests all of the black on black shootings in Chicago. You know the city where guns are banned, yeah that works well doesn't it. Criminals don't care about laws. As soon as you idiots realize a piece of paper that makes something illegal will never stop criminals. An armed society that can defend itself against criminals will stop them. If you are ever held up at gun point make sure to tell them it's illegal before they shoot you. See how that works for you.

Since: Feb 11

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#96 Jul 21, 2013
Jaredb8 wrote:
Oh and by the way Zimmerman is Hispanic so what does this have to do with the race card which is typically played when and only when it's white on black violence.
The pedophile is white, and it is 'played' as racist because the pedophile would not have given the Martin boy a second glance if he was a white guy wearing a tennis sweater.

If the pedophile was black as coal, do not pretend his apologists would be here.

Since: Feb 11

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#97 Jul 21, 2013
Jaredb8 wrote:
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How about none.
How 'bout all of them?

Wait... he's already done that.

The president of the United States is (among other things) the FIRST citizen of the United States.

It is his/her job to address the issues that concern citizens of the US.

The Martin death has played large in the news- certainly a top ten even over the 17 months since the boy was killed.

I am pretty sure the POTUS is allowed to have an opinion on this and other issues.

Since: Mar 12

Milwaukee

#99 Jul 21, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>The pedophile is white, and it is 'played' as racist because the pedophile would not have given the Martin boy a second glance if he was a white guy wearing a tennis sweater.

If the pedophile was black as coal, do not pretend his apologists would be here.
Pedophile? Where did you get that from. Now we have changed it from a race topic to a sexual one. Keep on track? I guess like a typical liberal when you are losing on one topic just change to another.

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