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Obama Talks Race Relations in Remarks About Trayvon Martin

President Barack Obama says black Americans feel pain after the Trayvon Martin verdict because of a “history that doesn’t go away.”

07/19/2013

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On Martin Case, Obama Shifts from Passion to Calm

When President Barack Obama addressed the death of Trayvon Martin last year, he did so passionately, declaring that if he had a son, he would look like the slain teen. His commentary marked a rare public reflection on race from the nation’s first black president.

07/16/2013

President Barack Obama says the death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy for America. (Photo credit  STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: Trayvon Martin Death a Tragedy for America

President Barack Obama says the death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy for America.

07/14/2013