Ever since the Treyvon Martin case made the news, and recently settled with Zimmerman being set free of all charges, including second degree murder, it might be quite an understatement to say that our nation has been in a state of discontent and unrest. Our nation especially always has had an interesting past with racism and this seems to have once again sparked that feud. President Obama has recently had a press conference in order to settle the nations qualms. Surprisingly, his thoughts and reflections were quite intimate and insightful. Take a look for yourself:
Obama's Surprise Speech on Race: 'Trayvon Could Have Been Me' (1 photo + 1 video)
"There are, frankly, 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. And I don't want to exaggerate this, but those sets of experiences inform how the African-American community interprets what happened one night in Florida."
His recent speech is very reminiscent of his Second State of the Union Adress, where he also touched on the issues of racism. Let's jog your memory for a bit.