Here is Obama’s full statement:
The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. Not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America. I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher. But we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken. I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son. And as we do, we should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to widen the circle of compassion and understanding in our own communities. We should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence that claims too many lives across this country on a daily basis. We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this. As citizens, that’s a job for all of us. That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin.
Gun Violence? That was the cause of Martin’s death? That is a flat out LIE. Trayvon Martin’s OWN VIOLENCE against George Zimmerman was the CAUSE. Zimmerman used a weapon because he was in fear for his life.
People, get OVER it. Teach your sons to be more polite, teach them to stop the internal racist, anti-white nonsense they are currently being taught. Teach them that it is wrong to rob each other, or “white people” (or any other race) and it’s wrong to mess with drugs. Teach them to be POLITE in society and not to view themselves as “oppressed” by the “White people” because 99.9% of the “White People” out there couldn’t care less what color your skin is.
But if you walk the streets late at night, as a black man, appearing to be suspicious then LOOK AT YOURSELVES FOR DOING IT! Look at the deaths in Chicago, almost every one a young black man or young boy, killed by SOMEONE OF YOUR OWN RACE!
Police yourselves first if you want to be “right” about anything.