President Barack Obama commented publicly this morning on the Trayvon Martin shooting case. In very personal terms, Obama spoke about Martin’s parents, and considered how he’d feel in the situation. In what most news outlets are considering the apex of the speech, Obama says that “if I had a son he’d look like Trayvon.”
If you need to catch up on the Trayvon Martin case, you can read a timeline over at ABC. If you want the TL;DR, this is as close as it gets: George Zimmerman, a self-appointed neighborhood watch “captain”, shot 17 year old Trayvon Martin, and no one’s sure why. In addition, Zimmerman may have made racist remarks, which were captured during a 911 call. The local police flubbed the handling of the case, as local police often do. There have been multiple calls for justice, including a “Million Hoodie March” and a Change.org petition with over 1.5 million signatures.