March 24, 2012, 9:08 am
President Obama finally spoke about Treyvon Martin’s murder yesterday saying
If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.
The President went on to say that
Every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this and that everybody pulls together — federal, state and local — to figure out exactly how this tragedy happened.
And with that universalizing of “parent,” President Obama carefully avoided the issue of race upon which this case rests. Actually, every parent in America may not understand this issue. Yesterday, as I looked at my own 16-year-old, in a black hoodie and ripped jeans at the breakfast table, I started to cry in relief. My teen is white and female, not black and male. She can go to the corner store for Skittles and not look suspicious.
The president’s reasons for avoiding the elephant of race…