After he announced Dartmouth President Jim Yong Kim as the new head of the World Bank, President Obama addressed the nation regarding the Trayvon Martin saying,
“I can only imagine what these parents are going through. When I think about this boy I think about my own kids.
“I am glad that not only is the Justice Department is looking into this, but the Governor of the State of Florida has put together a task force [to investigate the case].
My main message is to the parents: If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon. I think they are right to expect that all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves.
He also said,
“All of us have to do some soul searching to figure out how does something like this happen…”
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Both Lebron James (along with the Miami Heat) and Dwyane Wade have posted photos of themselves in hoodies to show support for Trayvon Martin.
“#hoodies #stereotype #trayvonmartin.”
He later told the Sun Sentinel,
“I’m a father, It’s support of the tragic thing that has taken place. No matter what color, race, we’re all fathers.
When you think about what that family’s going through, it hits you hard and it hurts your heart to think about it. Just anything you can do, obviously we can’t bring him back, but anything you can do to get behind and support is what we’re doing.”
And LeBron tweeted,
“#WeAreTrayvonMartin #Hoodies #Stereotyped #WeWantJustice.”
Where do you stand on the situation?