Obama: “(my son) he would look like Trayvon”
If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” Obama said, underscoring how the issue affected him on a personal, and not just a political or legal, level. “I think [Trayvon’s parents] are right to expect that all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves, and we are going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/23/obama-trayvon-martin_n_1375083.html
Some comments are suggesting that Obama has waded in because this kid was black but had nothing to say when a white kid was set afire by two black teens.: http://www.kctv5.com/story/17048649/teens-set-13-year-old-student-on-fire
To be fair the white kid did not lose his life but he was burned up pretty badly as they poured gasoline on him and threw a BIC lighter at him. They were all teens and it was not a case of a grown man chasing down a kid and killing him…lots of differences here but both may be hate crimes as the black boys said “that’s what you get white boy.” Hate crime writ large.
What about the horrible case in NJ where some Mexican thugs executed four teens in cold blood.
Today, this is on my mind because I first, accidently, called my one black student in class “Trayvon” and his name is similar to Tryavon. I quickly corrected myself before the kids realized what I said. But not sure these youngsters are aware of the media and its impact on this case.
- Obama: “If I Had A Son He’d Look Like Trayvon” (alan.com)
- Obama Speaks Out On Trayvon Martin ‘If I Had A Son, He’d Look Like Trayvon’ (kaystreet.wordpress.com)
- I Do Have a Son Who Looks Like Trayvon (slog.thestranger.com)
Posted on March 23, 2012, in Government Trough and tagged BarackObama, black boys set white teen on fire, florida, hate crime, hate crimes, michelle obama, obama, President, Sasha, Trayvon, United States, United States Department of Justice, Wikipedia, World Bank. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.