Michelle Obama says Trayvon Martin’s death a ‘tragedy’ and Americans should rally around his parents
originally by: Mail Online
published: 18 April 2012
First Lady Michelle Obama called Trayvon Martin’s death a ‘tragedy’ and said Americans should rally around the teen’s parents as they mourn.
In an interview with National Public Radio Tuesday, Mrs Obama said she hopes the February 19 shooting in Sanford, Florida, sparks a conversation about race and diversity that goes beyond the controversial case.
In her comments, she did not mention George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer who is charged with murdering the unarmed 17-year-old.
‘All I can say is that my heart goes out to the parents, 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,’ she 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.’
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