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Obama Trayvon Speech

Why Am I Afraid of Trayvon Martin?

Daniel Weeks | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics
Daniel Weeks

On Friday, President Obama challenged the nation to "do some soul-searching" in the aftermath of Trayvon Martin. I am a well-meaning white person. I am married to a beautiful black woman from South Africa. But for all my bona fides in brotherly love, I regularly fail to meet the president's test.

Not Everybody Liked Obama's Trayvon Speech

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 09.20.2013 | Black Voices
Shirin Sadeghi

Obama's speech hit all the right notes -- there is no question that he addressed the primary issues many people of color have been deeply concerned about on this topic -- and it almost felt good to hear him talk about the "pain" and "experience" of black America. It almost felt good -- but it didn't.