My Obama Moment: ESSENCE Readers Salute the First Family
Derek Nurse, 66, Chicago
“I remember when Trayvon Martin was shot in Florida and the President said that...
“I remember when Trayvon Martin was shot in Florida and the President said that could have been his son. I commend him for that. People might say he took a side because he’s an African-American, but I was impressed that he stood for something he believed in. A lot of people in his position would have side-stepped the issue, but he took a stand and that shows he’s strong and true to himself.”