Barack Obama stays true to his roots. Earlier today, he held an official address regarding race in America. The President, thankfully, didn’t hold back. The proof: Obama didn’t even use a teleprompter. Within his statement, he asserted that more regulations need to be set in place to equalize police treatment towards all. He also went on to speak about his very own dealings with racism and prejudice. Now you be the judge. Hit the jump to find out how.

Once the shooting happened, Obama said that if he had a son, he would probably look like Trayvon. Today, “Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.” You be the judge.

Check out pics of both Trayvon and a young Barack Obama in the gallery above.

Jamaal Fisher