First lady Michelle Obama weighed in on the Travyon Martin case today during an interview with NPR.
“My heart goes out to the parents, because we all as parents understand the tragedy of that kind of loss, and I think that’s really the thing that most people connect to,” Obama said. “And it’s important for us not to lose sight of the fact that this is a family that’s grieving and there’s been a tremendous loss. And we all have to rally around that piece of it.”
Obama also said that the incident was part of the ongoing American conversation on race, a “complicated” conversation that can’t only happen when there’s a high profile incident.