In an unscheduled and unusually personal speech last Friday, President Barack Obama tried to explain why African-Americans were upset about last week’s acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Obama’s 20 minute speech was a welcome response in my opinion although conservative news agencies and commentators like FOX News and Sean Hannity were quick to criticize the President. I’ve been upset about this case since it was first reported and while I’ll admit I don’t know all the details, the fact that Zimmerman relied on Florida’s Stand Your Ground law to defend following a young black man who in his opinion “looked suspicious” smacks of vigilantism.
Did you miss Obama’s unscheduled address? Watch it here.