President Obama feeds race war rhetoric by advocating he could have been Trayvon Martin

President Obama feeds race war rhetoric by advocating he could have been Trayvon Martin

On July 19, President Obama made a surprise speech from the White House, and told the American people that ‘he could have been Trayvon Martin’ 35 years, stirring up more tensions in the growing race war being played out in the media and on the streets of America.

During the White House’s daily press briefing, usually conducted solely by press secretary Jay Carney, President Obama himself came to the podium ostensibly to address the Trayvon Martin verdict. “When Trayvon Martin was first shot,” he said, “I said that this could have been my son. Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.” – Atlantic Wire
But what the President failed to say was that if he was in Trayvon Martin’s position today, coming from the city of Chicago, it is much more likely that he would have been shot and killed by a black man or teen.

And that’s how you’re doing this whole thing about race and racism. Seven thousand murders last year, Piers, of black people, almost all of those were committed by black people. Since Trayvon Martin had his unfortunate death there have been 480 blacks killed in Chicago alone, 75 percent of those crimes have been unsolved. Where are the cameras? Where are the shows? It’s outrageous to act as if black America should fear some non-black guy stalking some black kid at night. The likelihood of a black person being killed by a non-black person is extremely remote which is why this is became a big national issue in the first place, Piers. – Larry Elder on the July 18 Piers Morgan show

While it is not surprising that race has continued to be a hot-button issue since President Obama took office in 2009, what is shocking is how much race division has expanded through efforts of the Executive Branch itself.  Cabinet officers like the Department of Justice’s Eric Holder have not only segregated criminal investigations based on race during his term in office, but has presided over using taxpayer funds to promote racial tensions in regards to the shooting of Trayvon Martin.
According to statistics from the FBI and Department of Justice, blacks commit 60% of the murders in America, while only comprising 12% of the population.  Of these murders, blacks committing a crime against a white American is 39 times greater than a white doing the same to a black, and when it comes to rape, the percentages of black on white rape versus white on black rape are astronomical, validated several years ago in Denver in a study in which researchers could not even provide a single example of white on black rape.
In a 1974 study in Denver, 40 percent of all rapes were of whites by blacks, and not one case of white-on-black rape was found. In general, through the 1970s, black-on-white rape was at least ten times more common that white-on-black rape.
President Obama has twice made reference to Trayvon Martin since his death in 2012, and in both instances he has taken the office of the President and turned it into a racially biased symbol.  The truth of the matter is, black crime, both on fellow blacks and on whites is at epidemic proportions.  And instead of addressing this growing crisis, the Executive Branch and the media have used Orwellian Newspeak to change truth to propaganda, and lies to truth by bolstering the concept that white versus black crime is the real problem.

Kenneth Schortgen Jr is a writer for,, and hosts the popular web blog, The Daily Economist. Ken can also be heard Friday evenings giving an weekly economic report on the Angel Clark radio show.