BOSTON (CBS) – President Obama has been criticized by some for having said, when the Trayvon Martin story went national 16 months ago, that “if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”
They say he inflamed racial tension surrounding the case, but I think that’s unfair and inaccurate.
If you go back and look at the transcript of the president’s remarks, he made no reference to race.
He suggests that “every parent in America” should understand the horror of what happened and the need to find out why it happened, and tries to console Martin’s grieving parents. It was a very human response to the story, not a political one.
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