President Barack Obama weighed on the murder of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin, calling it ” a national tragedy” and saying that it reminded him of his own children — Malia and Sasha Obama. Trayvon Martin had only a bag of Skittles in his pocket and a can of Iced Tea on him when he was gunned down by George Zimmerman.
“When I think about this boy, I think about my own kids,” Obama said in Rose Garden remarks. “And 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 pull together.
“But my main message is to the parents of Trayvon Martin. You know, if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” Obama said. “All of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves.” Source: Politico
Yes, every parent, particularly black parents, should worry about their kids being gunned down by overzealous people. Of course, I am sure his critics will say this isn’t his dog fight, but how could anyone with an ounce of decency not feel for the parents of this teen, who was doing nothing wrong when he was murdered by a wannabe cop, George Zimmerman, thanks to the “stand down” law in Florida?
Dr. Boyce Watkins is asking if Trayvon Martin’s mother were white, would President Obama call her. Um, the president can’t call every one who has lost a child. This isn’t the first case in which an unarmed black teen was gunned down. He addressed the matter during his press conference today, what else should he do? Go to the rally? Come on people. We have to start taking a stand in our communities and not rely on the president to take that stand for us. If I am not mistaken, there have been instances in which whites were killed by blacks and I don’t recall hearing the same request from Boyce Watkins. For a college professor, he is really petty.