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NAACP Statement: President Barack Obama’s Remarks on Race and Trayvon Martin

(Washington, D.C.)—NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama's remarks on race and the tragedy surrounding Trayvon Martin:

"That our president has been profiled should encourage all Americans to think deeply about both the depth of this problem and how our country moves beyond it," said NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous. "The President's call to examine the role state laws, including Stand Your Ground, play in compounding racial profiling is especially welcome.

Let us move forward to bring justice for Trayvon Martin and toward a more united nation that is truly safe for all Americans.



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