Saturday, March 24, 2012

Obama on Trayvon


“If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”
President Barack Obama chose a personal way
to join the debate over the death of Trayvon.

His remarks had a powerful influence,
His remarks drew new attention
to the way young black men are seen by society.

Being targeted for violence--
it’s the reality of being a black boy
in America-- a problem since slavery.

It is absolutely imperative
that we investigate to figure out exactly,
how this tragedy happened.

Obama called for an investigation.
Obama called for justice,
impartiality, and integrity.

Obama chosing his words, thinking,
digesting, waiting, gathering information,
to say it in just the right way.

His words were healing for the nation.

Obama was asked for an opinion on the case.  He sent his condolences to the family.  He asked that the investigation continue.  He gave no opinion on guilt or innocense.  I'm so glad we have a president who chooses his words with care.

© 2012 Catherine Giordano

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Obama was asked for an opinion on the case.  He sent his condolences to the family.  He asked that the investigation continue.  He gave no opinion on guilt or innocence.  I'm so glad we have a president who chooses his words with care.
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