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May 19, 2012
"If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon," says President Obama, and although my son doesn't look exactly like Trayvon--he's biracial, with lighter skin and curly hair--still, to most Americans, he's unequivocally Black. If he were wearing one of his White Sox or Blackhawks hoodies, carrying a bag of 7-11 treats on a dark night, he'd be viewed just as suspiciously by a racist vigilante. Heck, an older woman literally jumped when she saw him behind her at our neighborhood Walgreen's. He says he's used to being followed in stores: "It's like I always have my own personal shopper."