Obama's Trayvon Martin Remarks Call Out America's Race Problem ... Again (VIDEO)

Obama speaks about Treyvon MaritnIn the wake of the horrific Trayvon Martin shooting, the country is abuzz with details of the tragedy and the implications. Although the case is still under investigation, it is pretty clear that this young man's murder was very much racially-charged. Definitely not an easy topic for most Americans. But very much one we must face.

That said, the fact that President Obama made a statement today about Trayvon was more than called for at this point. In fact, it was completely awesome that he wasn't afraid to tackle such a high-profile race conflict, give his take, and make the point to the American people that this is something we must pay attention to.

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And the way he spoke of the tragedy wasn't "professorial." It didn't have a tinge of that presidential "tough talk" we sometimes hear when it's like we as Americans been bad kids. Instead, the POTUS thoughtfully touched on some of the most human, worrisome aspects of this incident -- like what Trayvon's parents must be going through, and what it would feel like as a parent ...

When I think about this boy, I think about my own kids. And, you know, I think every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this and that everybody pulls together -- federal, state, and local -- to figure out exactly how this tragedy happened. ... If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon.

He went on to say that we should think about doing some "soul-searching to figure out how does something like this happen." I'm not sure he could have put it any better. We really need to figure out what this nightmare says about us as a country.

Although he was limited in what he could say since the matter is still very much under investigation, it was imperative that he did say something. And it's beyond admirable that he was willing to take such a tough, sensitive topic head-on. Not that I'm surprised -- he's done it before, and I'm sure he will do it again and again. Because it is the right thing to do.

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Here's video of the President's statement ...

What are your thoughts on President Obama's statement about Treyvon Martin?

 

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