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President Obama and the Trayvon Martin Case
No matter how much President Obama wants to pretend that he could have had a son like Trayvon or that he could have ended up like Trayvon, he can't. The whole supposition is nonsensical, yet, when a President of the USA interjects his own race on a crime and clearly sympathizes with them, is bound to bother many who voted for him.
Obama first interjected his race and opinion in the Trayvon\Zimmerman case by saying he could have had a son like Trayvon. Hardly. Obama is a product of a mixed race marriage despite how badly black America wants to ignore this. Trayvon is not. He thought that killing of Trayvon was unjust because there was a non-black who pulled the trigger. Obviously, his first comments meant absolutely nothing to the jury. Obama, as president of ALL the people, should always be race neutral in public no matter how his own personal feelings are.
After the trial and verdict of not guilty, the inflamed responses of those crying injustice because the DA failed to proved 2nd degree murder or manslaughter, were ignored by Obama for some time until he had to inject his personal opinions and race into it. This time, he said that he could have been Trayvon 35 years ago, meaning, that he could have been shot dead because he was black. Again, he seems to like to ignore his own 50% white genes and being raised by white grandparents in Hawaii. All of this is not remotely like Trayvon's life. Obama is not as dark as Trayvon was. One might even think Obama was Hispanic or a mix of Hispanic\black.
Hawaii is probably one of the most multi-racial states in the nation, even when Obama was a kid in the late 70's. Most of Obama's buddies in school were white, asian and black. This is not the case with Trayvon, so for him to say, he could have been Trayvon was his way of injecting his personal feelings. I doubt that he experienced much of what many black americans experienced, he is just giving them moral support because as a lawyer the prosecution failed to prove guilt. Whatever racial discrimination he might have suffered in Hawaii would be minor compared to the southern states and he knows it.
That is why he should represent all the people all the time and not inject his feelings about specific legal cases. When he does, he seems to be saying, I am more black than white, which is a lie. It seems to say to all non-blacks that he represents black americans more than other races.
For the most part, Obama is a great man. He just needs to keep his mouth shut about these types of cases because it simply inflames the issue.