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  •  This may be as frank as this president (3+ / 0-)
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    worldlotus, DSPS owl, vernonbc

    has ever been on the race issue.  We haven't heard much from him since his campaign speech.  Powerful stuff, and I hope Americans who listen take it to heart, because these remarks came straight from the president's heart.

    For those in this thread saying "talk is cheap" or whatever, remember when the president spoke up against the Cambridge Police who arrested Skip Gates trying to get into his home while locked out?  It turns out White America did not appreciate a black president telling the white police officers they acted stupidly in arresting a black man.  Some people do not like to hear the truth, so the president pays a political price every time he talks about it.  The fact that he's talking about it as straightforward as he is takes courage and he ought to be commended.

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