January 19, 2013
Six days after reactions to the ruling on the George Zimmerman Trial took root across the nation, as President Obama spoke about the racial implications and he reality of the social impact the verdict has on race relations. Speaking from personal experience, the President brought an emotional connection to the issue that no other president in American history could. The 20 minute address was unexpected and may indeed be historically significant as presidents do not traditional insert their leadership in legal cases.
The response to Obama's remarks are polarized, sparking both outrage and applause.
Today's comments were a striking departure from President Obama's usual race neutral disposition.
In a line that powerfully reverberates the truth of his role, the president said, "When this first happened I said 'Trayvon Martin could have been my son.' Another way of saying that is that Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years a…