Roundup: Reaction to Obama's remarks on Trayvon Martin case
July 19th, 2013
03:06 PM ET
8 years ago

Roundup: Reaction to Obama's remarks on Trayvon Martin case

(CNN) - After President Barack Obama delivered lengthy remarks Friday on the Trayvon Martin case, many turned to Twitter to offer reaction.

Many heralded the speech as a monumental moment in Obama's presidency:

Many others, however, voiced opposition

And more offered their own takes on what the speech meant

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  1. Den Hunter

    He thinks Zimmerman was WHITE!! He thinks Zimmerman followed Martin in a truck, and STILL thinks that Martin was involved in some sort of SYG situation! God in heaven, did the man not read ANYTHING about the case other than what came from MSNBC?

    Does he really think that Zimmerman should have laid there and let that thug KILL him? For no other reason than some one locked the door when he pimped by as a kid? Did they even HAVE malls in Hawaii?

    Did he NOT go to law school? Does he have nothing more than a weak understanding that THE JURY decides the facts? We are all doomed with this racist at the helm. Hispanic, Asian, Caucasian...if you are not black, or do not embrace this black agenda, you are a marked man.

    July 19, 2013 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  2. TEW

    For those who are not blessed with brown skin its true to say that you will never understand. Every person of color could have been Travon Martin. I'm a Military person and I've lived in a variety of places throughout the country from Fl to AK, HI, CA, VA, CT. I've travelled to nearly all 50 States and the one thing that always stood out was how I would be treated at resturants, stores while in states such as KY, MO, GA, FL, NC, VA TN, AL, MS and some parts of OR and WA. People for what ever reasons are programed to regard black males as threatning and intimadating figures. So I say Bravo Zulu" to the Commander and Chief for having the courage to say what a large percentage of the population whole heartly beleive..... He too at one point in his life could have been Travon Martin !! just as my sons and all of the black young males

    July 19, 2013 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  3. A Kickin' Donkey

    If you don't know what racism is don't embarass yourself by calling Obama a raciast [or divissive] becausaew he won't IGNORE race-baaed disparities in business, law, politics, etc. If those of you who do this think you can INTIMIDATE the President [or other eurudite minorities] from putting a spotlight on America's ugly wrongs that go on to this day, then they are fools.

    July 19, 2013 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
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