no. obama made race relations worse
yes, obama has united races as never before
obama has had no effect on race relations
Barack Obama helped lead the way when he identified himself with the parents of Trayvon Martin, shot by George Zimmerman in the neighborhood-watch catastrophe with which all are familiar. Stepping out from his usual duties of drawing meaningless red lines in the Syrian sand, the president splashed red paint across the American landscape:
“If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”
In so saying, he essentially gave permission for all to identify themselves by race with the victim or the accused. How sad, as we approach the 50th anniversary of the march Martin Luther King Jr. led on Washington, that even the president resorts to judging not by the content of one’s character but by the color of his skin — the antithesis of the great dream King articulated.
"It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan
The NBC affiliate that doctored the 9-11 tape and all of the media making Trayvon look like a young child pretty much set the whole 'racial' facet into motion. Remember it was months afterwards that outside parties started getting involved. (waiting for the public outcry) It was a race bait set-up in my opinion and our President, the Justice department and the Justice Brother (Al and Jessie) stoked the fire.
Even during the trial, nothing was about race, It wasn't a factor and it couldn't be proven Zim was a racist anyhow. Quite the opposite.
Let me be perfectly clear, there ARE cases of obvious racism but, in the context of a serious crime being committed, we already have laws that serve justice. The emotional baggage that race brings into the fray is unnecessary and with the case of Rodney King [for example] can turn an ordinary case of police brutality into a giant collapse of society.
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