Obama Said "Trayvon Martin Could Have Been My Son"

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    Self-proclaimed Republicans, conservatives and other assorted members of the rightwing had a fit. Screaming and claiming that it was racist.

    Yet, I've never seen one explanation how. They just claim it, and supposedly that's what it is.

    How is Obama, a black man of a certain complexion and stature, wrong for stating that a young man, who looks like a young version of him, could be his son...how is that a racist statement?

    Explain how this was such a racist thing that RIPPED the entire fabric of good American racial relations.

    Clearly a question posed to conservatives.
     
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    He automatically assumed Trayvon was a victim. He took a side because of race. That is racist
     
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    I wasn't screaming.
    It made sense to me Thugs breed thugs.
     
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    I would have hoped Obama would have had higher expectations of any son he might have had than a thug like Trayvon.
     
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    Being shot by a Barney Fife wannabe kinds really sorta does make Trayvon the victim.
     
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    No it's not.

    Racism is when you believe that a race, or more likely your own race, is SUPERIOR.
     
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    It isnt racism.
     
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    It isn't racist. Its just foolish
     
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    So racism is the most overused word in the dictionary, primarily overused by the left, correct?
     
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    No, being black made Trayvon a victim. Nothing else. Exactly as Obama became president.
     
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