We are all Trayvon Martin today: He could have been me – Barack Obama

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According to news report today, Obama made some very poignant comments again today on the unfortunate events surrounding the death of Trayvon Martins.

As was reported by BBC:

President Barack Obama has said that “Trayvon Martin could have been me, 35 years ago”, in his first comments on the case since last week’s verdict.

The unarmed black 17-year-old was shot and killed in Florida in February 2012.

George Zimmerman, 29, said he opened fire on the teenager in self-defence and was acquitted of murder by a Florida court last week.

In an unexpected press call, Mr Obama said very few black men in the US had not experienced racial profiling.

Mr Obama said African Americans viewed the case through “a set of experiences and a history that doesn’t go away”.

He also hailed the “grace and dignity” of Trayvon Martin’s parents in the way that they reacted to the verdict.

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