Obama: 35 years ago, Trayvon Martin ‘could have been me’
During a surprise briefing at the White House Friday, President Obama shared his personal thoughts about the George Zimmerman trial and race in America, calling for a reexamination of laws like Stand Your Ground. Despite the challenges that lie ahead, Obama said it is still important to note that each successive generation is making progress in changing attitudes when it comes to race.
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