Tuesday, April 17, 2012

"Michelle Obama: Trayvon ‘tragedy’ should rally Americans" (with audio)

David Edwards (RAW STORY), with audio (02:13):
First Lady Michele Obama is calling on Americans to rally around the family of an unarmed African-American teen who was recently shot to death by a neighborhood watchmen in Florida.

In a telephone interview on Tuesday, the first lady told NPR’s Michel Martin that her “heart goes out to the parents” of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

“Because we all, as parents, understand the tragedy of that kind of loss. And I think that’s really the thing that most people connect to,” Michelle Obama said. “And it’s important for us not to lose sight of the fact that this is a family that’s grieving — and there’s been a tremendous loss. And we all have to rally around that piece of it.” MORE...

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