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  1. #1 Obama: 'Trayvon Martin could have been me, 35 years ago' 
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    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.

    Making a surprise appearance in White House briefing room, Obama reflected on his own experience with bias 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 haven’t 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 country’s 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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    Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me, 35 years ago," Obama told reporters at the White House
    I got all choked up, I almost cried when he uttered these words.
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    I was eating crackers during the speech.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobJohnson View Post
    I was eating crackers during the speech.
    You crazy ass!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph wiggum View Post
    You crazy ass!!!
    You should take a look at the heated discussion on my facebook page. :)
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    Does that mean that he used to beat down, chubby hispanic..... sorry white-hispanic people back in the day.
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    High on drugs and looking for trouble...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    I got all choked up, I almost cried when he uttered these words.
    Yep, I almost gave a shit.
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    Hes JUMPED THE SHARK!!

    decent sane people dont BEHAVE like that!

    Most VILE people dont behave in QUITE that reprehensible a manner.

    trayvon WHO?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobJohnson View Post
    You should take a look at the heated discussion on my facebook page. :)

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