Twitter reacts to Obama’s Trayvon Martin speech

July 19, 2013

President Obama spoke today about race in America and the Trayvon Martin case, saying, "Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago."  His extensive and personal remarks included comments about his daughters and his own experience with race.

The response on Twitter to Obama's remarks has been swift and heated.  Here is a sampling of the conversation on social media about the president's speech and its implications.

Read the full transcript of the President's speech. 

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Aaron Blake · July 19, 2013