“When Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son. And another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.”
“There are very few African American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store. That includes me,” Obama continued. “There are very few African American men who haven’t had the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars. That happens to me — at least before I was a senator. There are very few African Americans who haven’t had the experience of getting on an elevator and a woman clutching her purse nervously and holding her breath until she had a chance to get off. That happens often.” – President Obama
Allen West hammers back at Obama’s race baiting remarks from last Friday’s “poor Trayvon” presser.
“I am a black male who grew up in the inner city of Atlanta and no one ever followed me in a mall. I don’t recall any doors clicking when I crossed the street. And I never had anyone clutching their handbag when I got on an elevator. I guess having two awesome parents who taught me to be a respectful young man paid dividends.” – Allen West
I guess if you’re a dope smoking wanna be gangsta, as Obama was in his youth, you live a different norm. But you can still blame others for their reactions.
By the way, I have been curious about the photos of Trayvon in the light gray hoodie. He looks so cute. Why, he could be the president’s son! The video from the convenience store shows him in a black hoodie and shows that he was quite a large man. Why the cutsie, cutsie portrayal in the no bias media?