How Responsible Is Obama for the Oklahoma Killing?

Two weeks after the Martin story surfaced, President Obama had the chance to defuse tensions. “Obviously this is a tragedy,” said Obama solemnly in response to a planted question. After some empty bromides about everyone pulling together and the like, the president cut to the chase: “But my main message is to the parents of Trayvon–If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon.

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Still more… “A “web of interconnected histories and contexts that made it possible for George Zimmerman to shoot Trayvon Martin and walk away cannot be separated from white supremacy, colonialism, heteromasculinity, and capitalism,” according to a public university professor.”

And of course there’s more… No Obama on Oklahoma Thrill Kill