July 17th, 2013
10:00 PM ET

President Obama walks fine line on race, justice

How is President Obama trying to publicly manage the Zimmerman case and race issues? Randi Kaye reports.

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  1. Helene

    President Obama is a white African American president. His mother is white. Have the people forgotten this. George zimmerman is being referred to a white Hispanic due to one of his parents being white. Why is it different for the president?

    July 23, 2013 at 10:39 pm |
  2. greg

    oboma needs to look at the people that voted for him they were more whites voted for him
    and why is the white man even brung into this it wasn't a white man shot that young man
    if travon would have killed someone he would have been tried as a adult right then why call that young man a child??????????????????????

    July 19, 2013 at 2:50 pm |
  3. joe

    Why would anyone want to believe Tracy Martin. He lied under oath. I believe what the police detective said that when he was asked if that was his sons voice on the recording he said no. Then under oath he claims thats not what he said. Now his parents want all of america to believe that their son would not be capable of starting the fight. Most parents do not really know their teenage kids. Why do they think they really knew him. Did they know as his friend Rachel said that he smoked pot as often as he did. The family wanted George arrested. They got then. They wanted a trial they got that and they lost. Now they still want more. George was only charged because of the family's attorney making this into a race issue when it was not. Enough already. Anderson I hope you ask the real hard questions to the Martin family like the media has been doing to George.

    July 18, 2013 at 7:59 pm |
  4. carolyn

    I love President Obama for who I think he is. I voted for him and worked for his election. But as 65 year old African American female I have long since given up hope that the first African American president will seriously deal with any serious issue related to race. He has a reputation for 'no drama.' The race matters are anything but 'no drama.' He was raised by white grandparents. He lacks the grounding (and the early childhood education in being black in this world. He seems to be afraid of what the right wing will say about anything he does. Since they have clearly demonstrated their hatred for him – I keep wondering when will he catch on to the fact that they are going to hate him no matter what .He might as well do what he want s to. But he seems to hold out hope that if he acts 'right', they will like him. They won't and in the end his presidency will go down as a good, but not great presidency.

    July 18, 2013 at 12:19 am |

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