The continuing national media attention to the George Zimmerman trial is an example of America’s obsession with race. In addition, we found out today that the Justice Department’s “Peacemakers” were deployed to Florida to “quell racial tensions” whatever that means. Perhaps the most insightful thing I’ve heard came from Rose Tennent, guest host of the Sean Hannity show. She said that the entire matter – the shooting through the trial – would be at most a local headline if not for the particular racial circumstances: that George Zimmerman is light-skinned and Trayvon Martin was black.
However, there is one thing I still don’t understand. What did Obama mean when he said, “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”? I think the President’s son would look more like Carlton.