Yesterday, President Obama explained to white America, what it’s like to be black in America. And the racist right-wing freaked the **** out!
The President said,
“You know, 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. And when you think about why in the African-American community at least there is a lot of pain around what happened here, I think it is important to recognize that the African-American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that doesn’t go away.
There are very few African-American 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 probably 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 happened to me, at least before I was a senator. There are very few African-American 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. And it is inescapable for people to bring those experiences to bear.”
Watch these racist psychopaths in this video from Media Matters: