The President's Remarks about the Trayvon Martin Controversy
On Friday, July 19, 2013, President Barack Obama gave a formal statement in the White House concerning Trayvon Martin’s death and the George Zimmerman verdict. The President’s honest reflection on the racial tensions surrounding this event can be found below, as well as editorials commenting further on the subject. His personal experiences reflect the struggle many African Americans face and his speech was widely praised by many on either side of the matter. President Obama also discussed his thoughts on how to move forward in improving racial tension.