Saturday, July 20, 2013

Trayvon Martin could have been me, thirty five years ago' // Remarks of President Obama, July 19, 2013

Andrew Sprung has analyzed with his usual perspicacity, the rhetoric of President Obama in his remarks yesterday on the death of Trayvon Martin, and the acquittal of George Zimmerman.  The President - whom we have been wise enough to elect - twice - helps us make progress in our slow climb up from our birth as a society half-slave and half-free.  As the song says, `none of us is free if one of us is in chains'.  Today Barack Obama spoke of "we" in the African American community, a rare and important stance for the President to take.  - GWC

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