July 19th, 2013
09:05 PM ET

Pres. Obama: “Could’ve been me”

The President spoke on race in America almost a week after the Zimmerman verdict. He surprised those in the White House briefing room today with very candid comments for nearly 20 minutes. Cornell Belcher, Joshua DuBois, Michaela Angela Davis and CNN's Candy Crowley discuss what prompted his remarks and the impact they may have going forward.

Watch the president’s remarks on the issue of race in America here:

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  1. Ed

    I would love to hear more of white Americas views on race relations, in order to to know how they fell about racial equality

    July 21, 2013 at 5:41 pm |
  2. Nan McLain

    The media and society are fixated on racism right now because of the Travon Martin verdict. However racism has been excellerated since Obama ran for President and won. Remember before he was to take office, the guest house where all incoming presidents have stayed had someone in it. The stailmates from the House of Reps have been refered to as nothing more than racism and not politics. Voter discrimination and the redistricting are race based. Where were all these protesters and marchers when their civil rights being attacked? The Martin incident is a very sad story for both families but all this attention needs to focus on the issue as a whole and not on this one case. Stop regurgitating the same thing over and over. Too much what if, what if what if. Get on with the issues that are spreading like cancer.

    July 21, 2013 at 12:12 pm |
  3. maria

    Courage is a characteristic not in exhibit by all leaders. The POTUS showed great courage in addressing the issue of Race & Bias and speaking so openly from personal experience. Smart citizens would do well to listen and learn. The ones accusing him of creating a divide are themselves doing that. The ones yelling accusations are merely confessing their own sins.

    July 20, 2013 at 10:26 am |

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