Obama returns to the issue of race

In his famous 2008 speech on the subject of race, Barack Obama talked about the need for Americans to work together in overcoming the country's racial wounds.

Yet months removed from his re-election and days removed from the Zimmerman verdict, Obama on Friday dove head-first into the topic -- personally, surprisingly -- in remarks he delivered from the White House's press briefing room.

While he said that he respected the "not guilty" verdict in the Zimmerman trial, Obama stressed it was important to understand the context of the African-American community's reaction to it.