President Obama: ‘Trayvon Could Have Been Me’

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President Obama appeared at a press conference Friday and had some remarks about the Zimmerman verdict and its impact on race relations.

After the president noted that he earlier said that “if he had had a son, he’d look like Trayvon” (Martin), he took the analogy one step further: “Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.”

Every year, between 8,000 and 9,000 black Americans are murdered and 93% of those murders are committed by other blacks. Only 21% of Americans polled by Rasmussen think Zimmerman should be charged with a ‘hate crime,’ and only 24% believe that the shooting was motivated by racism.

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