Barack Obama's unthinking, sleazy comments on Trayvon Martin
From Obama's remarks :
There are very few African American men in this country who haven't had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store. That includes me. There are very few African American men who haven't had the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars. That happens to me -- at least before I was a senator. There are very few African Americans who haven't had the experience of getting on an elevator and a woman clutching her purse nervously and holding her breath until she had a chance to get off. That happens often.
And I don't want to exaggerate this, but those sets of experiences inform how the African American community interprets what happened one night in Florida...
Obviously, Obama and others in his administration do want to exaggerate the issue even as they pretend they aren't.
As for those situations he describes, I've had similar things happen to me, and I'm an Ethnic American. Similar things probably have happened to large numbers of whites, Asians, and Hispanics; it's not just limited to blacks as Obama implies.
The reader is invited to imagine various scenarios: would a lone elderly woman of any race lock her car door if approached by a group of bulky male strangers of any race including her own? Would whites - implicitly demonized by Obama - lock their car door if approached by a lone elderly black female?
Would a lone black male lock his car door if approached by a group of young black males dressed in gang clothing?
Perhaps instead of implicitly demonizing white people and feeding black victimization, Obama should do something about thug culture.
 whitehouse . gov/the-press-office/2013/07/19/remarks-president-trayvon-martin