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Could Obama have been Trayvon Martin?

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President Obama told the nation July 19 in the White House that "when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son." He paused, then said, "Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago." Obama was 17 then, Martin's age at death. How is America to take that? As a direct comparison? As heartfelt sympathy for African-American outrage at the...

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