"Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago." President Obama's words have added a new perspective to the discussion about racial attitudes in the wake of George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
In the first part of Thursday's Up to Date, we ask you what this says about race in the United States today. Columnists Lewis Diuguid of The Kansas City Star and Clinton Yates of The Washington Post join us.
Lewis Diuguid has been a journalist for more than 30 years and is a columnist for The Kansas City Star.
Clinton Yates is an online columnist for The Washington Post.