The Words Obama Had To Say
Sometimes it's good to be proved wrong. Last week, I wrote a column doubting that President Obama could speak powerfully and effectively about the racial issues raised by the Trayvon Martin case. Well, the president did just that.
Obama's remarks Friday -- a surprise to reporters expecting the usual daily press briefing -- were brief and informal. But they amounted to the most important speech about race our first African-American president has delivered in office.