President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room Friday and spoke off the cuff of almost 20-minutes about Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of George Zimmerman.
"When Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son. Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago," Obama said at Friday's White House briefing.
The president's remarks were both personal and reflective upon his own experiences as an African-American male.
Is he opening a dialogue to conversation that needs to be had or is he taking too far?
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