Obama: ‘Trayvon Could Have Been Me’

He put African-American reactions to the verdict in the context of the country's painful racial history and urged Americans to "wring out" bias. 

President Obama (Getty Images)
President Obama (Getty Images)

While the remarks as a whole were revealing, the angle historic and all the other suggestions worthy of support and consideration, here’s hoping that Americans were paying attention to that last bit: the “wringing out” of bias that could have prevented this entire tragedy in the first place.

Read the full transcript of the speech here.