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Kobe Bryant Shares Thoughts on Trayvon Martin

NBA player Kobe Bryant is coming under fire for comments he made about Trayvon Martin. But do you agree?

Lakers player Kobe Bryant is no stranger to controversy, but it seems as though he may have stirred the pot again with his recent comments about racial solidarity and Trayvon Martin.

In the March 31 issue of The New Yorker, Bryant had this to say about Miami Heat’s now infamous “hoodie” picture:

“I won’t react to something just because I’m supposed to, because I’m an African-American,” he said. “That argument doesn’t make any sense to me. So we want to advance as a society and a culture, but, say, if something happens to an African-American we immediately come to his defense? Yet you want to talk about how far we’ve progressed as a society? Well, we’ve progressed as a society, then don’t jump to somebody’s defense just because they’re African-American. You sit and you listen to the facts just like you would in any other situation, right? So I won’t assert myself.”

Interesting. Do you agree or disagree? Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comments!