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Americans Thank President Obama For Speaking About Trayvon Martin

"Thank you @BarackObama for the acknowledgment of our collective pain."

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His remarks made an impact on many people who had been eager for the president to personally address the jury's decision that Zimmerman was not guilty of murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Thank you @BarackObama for the acknowledgement of our collective pain.

Christal M. Jackson

@christaljackson

Thank you @BarackObama for the acknowledgement of our collective pain.

@BarackObama As a white woman and mother of an interracial 5 year old little boy Thank you for that speech, in tears here.

lisa

@Ireland1973Lisa

@BarackObama As a white woman and mother of an interracial 5 year old little boy Thank you for that speech, in tears here.

@BarackObama sir, I can only imagine the pressures of your position. Thank you for speaking out. I'm looking forward to progressive change.

SuperPowers, MPH

@TheCool18

@BarackObama sir, I can only imagine the pressures of your position. Thank you for speaking out. I'm looking forward to progressive change.

Thank you @BarackObama for saying more about Trayvon Martin and the state of our union. It is important.

ProfB

@AntheaButler

Thank you @BarackObama for saying more about Trayvon Martin and the state of our union. It is important.

Thank you, @BarackObama, for addressing the CONTEXT surrounding our community's collective anger, hurt and resentment in this case.

courtney herring

@thedivatweets

Thank you, @BarackObama, for addressing the CONTEXT surrounding our community's collective anger, hurt and resentment in this case.

Thank you Pres. @BarackObama! We as a country needed that! #ZimmermanTrial

john.i.am

@jreidfla

Thank you Pres. @BarackObama! We as a country needed that! #ZimmermanTrial

Dear @BarackObama, Thank you Mr. President! Sincerely, A Black Man in America

Clinton Mitchell

@HUSLDiplomat

Dear @BarackObama,

Thank you Mr. President!

Sincerely, A Black Man in America

@BarackObama just spoke for me and my sons today. Thank you, Mr. President.

Mistee Parker

@MisteeP

@BarackObama just spoke for me and my sons today. Thank you, Mr. President.

This is not a political tweet. But thank you @BarackObama for speaking on the Trayvon Martin matter from the prism of being black in America

Chris Miller

@cmillscsn

This is not a political tweet. But thank you @BarackObama for speaking on the Trayvon Martin matter from the prism of being black in America

Okay, this is what I needed to hear today. Thank you @BarackObama.

Jazzaphine Baker

@FoxyJazzabelle

Okay, this is what I needed to hear today. Thank you @BarackObama.

Reagan Gomez

@ReaganGomez

Thank you @BarackObama. Thank you.

That's why I voted for him. He is a man of wisdom. Thank you, @BarackObama. Thank you for caring about everybody....

Brother Bonafide

@BonafideBro

That's why I voted for him. He is a man of wisdom. Thank you, @BarackObama. Thank you for caring about everybody....

Thank you @BarackObama for touching on such a sensitive issue that most in your position would run from

The Sovereign

@dr_qeel

Thank you @BarackObama for touching on such a sensitive issue that most in your position would run from

@BarackObama Thank you 4 the public acknowledgement. It means a LOT! Now lets work 2 make things better. - A Large Portion Of Black America

God Amore' Amore'

@AmoretheKING

@BarackObama Thank you 4 the public acknowledgement. It means a LOT! Now lets work 2 make things better. - A Large Portion Of Black America

Thank you @BarackObama For using your power to speak the truth to what so many live. This is how we work together toward more PERFECT UNION.

Persephone Clover

@PersephoneC

Thank you @BarackObama For using your power to speak the truth to what so many live. This is how we work together toward more PERFECT UNION.

Thank you @barackobama for speaking your truth and telling your story. The personal is political.

jamiaw

@jamiaw

Thank you @barackobama for speaking your truth and telling your story. The personal is political.

Thank you President @BarackObama for addressing the country on Treyvon Martin & explaining what some simply don't understand.

Anthony ONeal

@AnthonyONeal

Thank you President @BarackObama for addressing the country on Treyvon Martin & explaining what some simply don't understand.

Pres "@BarackObama If #WeThePeople forgot to thank you today, we say it now..."Thank you for all you do for our Country & ALL AMERICANS."

T

@southerntalker

Pres "@BarackObama If #WeThePeople forgot to thank you today, we say it now..."Thank you for all you do for our Country & ALL AMERICANS."

Thank you sir. @BarackObama I wanted to hear from you.

The MUZICMAYKR

@Muzicmaykr

Thank you sir. @BarackObama I wanted to hear from you.

Thank you @BarackObama for touching on such a sensitive issue that most in your position would run from

The Sovereign

@dr_qeel

Thank you @BarackObama for touching on such a sensitive issue that most in your position would run from

I was near tears hearing President @BarackObama address my concerns as a parent to 2 African-American boys. THANK YOU!! We have work to do.

Yolanda B.

@yolandanichole

I was near tears hearing President @BarackObama address my concerns as a parent to 2 African-American boys. THANK YOU!! We have work to do.

Thank you #BarackObama for stepping and speaking truth to the nation about the context of race.

Jumaane D. Williams

@JumaaneWilliams

Thank you #BarackObama for stepping and speaking truth to the nation about the context of race.

Thank you @BarackObama for telling the truth about race/profiling/history. We need to expose privilege anywhere and everywhere.

Mark Winters

@liberalbeliever

Thank you @BarackObama for telling the truth about race/profiling/history. We need to expose privilege anywhere and everywhere.

Thank You Mr. President @BarackObama -signed: A Young Black Man

Louis

@louro20

Thank You Mr. President @BarackObama -signed: A Young Black Man

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