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In Wake of Zimmerman Verdict, Obama Makes
Extensive Statement on Race in America

New York Times, by Mark Landler & Michael D. Shear

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 7/19/2013 6:32:18 PM

WASHINGTON — President Obama, making a surprise appearance on Friday in the White House briefing room to address the verdict in the Trayvon Martin killing, spoke in personal terms about the experience of being a black man in the United States, trying to put the case in the perspective of African-Americans. They were Mr. Obama’s most extensive comments on race since 2008, and his most extensive as president. “I think it’s important to recognize that the African-American community is looking at this issue through a

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: right-turn, 7/19/2013 6:41:06 PM     (No. 9432751)

Does this mean Obama admits to having a criminal past. Has photo´s of nude underage girls on his cell phone. Could this be considered child porn? I don´t know. Just asking.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Italiano, 7/19/2013 6:42:36 PM     (No. 9432754)

Maybe it´s time to forget about it, declare the issue unsolvable and let the chips fall where they may. Personally, after 50 years, I´m tired of hearing about it.

Just don´t cross the line.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Stlouislaxbros dad, 7/19/2013 6:47:00 PM     (No. 9432757)


Read the article. Obama makes a big deal out of judging a black male by the "content of his character." Makes sense.

But wait... there is a warning right now for Long Beach,California regarding "Bash Mobs"...that will be a danger to citizens and property.

How does one judge "the content of the character" of the people in such mobs?

Not sure the mobs want to talk to us.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: avikingman, 7/19/2013 6:48:51 PM     (No. 9432761)

Obama is 50% white, and about 8% black. IOW he defines himself by his skin color. That´s racist.

His tough, "black" life didn´t hinder him from the presidency.

What a pathetic schlub. For himself and the country.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: smcchk, 7/19/2013 6:50:27 PM     (No. 9432762)

It will be ironic if a black President begins the second CIvil war in this country.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Coy860, 7/19/2013 6:52:27 PM     (No. 9432765)

I resent that Obama went off half-cocked today. His remarks were stupid and I and all Americans deserve an apology.
All he left out was how much he hates white Americans. Will text messages go out on the Obamaphones to incite trouble?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: tnorling, 7/19/2013 6:54:01 PM     (No. 9432769)

It would be nice if he conducted the business of ALL the people, rather than offer unsolicited support for his favored race, and also, that he not insert himself into every (absurdly inconsequential) racial issue that occurs on his watch (beer summit). Of course, it does deflect from real issues, so, public zero, obama 1.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 7/19/2013 7:10:08 PM     (No. 9432808)

"There is nothing more painful for me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start to think about robbery and then look around and see it’s somebody white and feel relieved."

The Reverend Jesse Jackson.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: peebster, 7/19/2013 7:10:24 PM     (No. 9432809)

...oh, they wouldn´t call it a Second Civil War, it would be the Revolution!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Safari Man, 7/19/2013 7:15:51 PM     (No. 9432816)

Its becoming more and more obvious to me why the dims want to disarms Americans.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: grayjay, 7/19/2013 7:19:28 PM     (No. 9432823)

I was never racist until after Obama became president. Since then, with the team of Obama/Holder, how could one not?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: peebster, 7/19/2013 7:34:04 PM     (No. 9432843)

...lots of statements, precious little leadership...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: pros7767, 7/19/2013 7:40:24 PM     (No. 9432859)

Extensive Statement=Race Baiting. Pure and simple.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: watashiyo, 7/19/2013 7:41:35 PM     (No. 9432862)

Hussein never experienced discrimination in Hawaii. White people did. Ask anyone in Hawaii if they´ve ever heard of "Kill Haole Week". Haole at the time stood for white people.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 7/19/2013 8:00:46 PM     (No. 9432893)

Time for a revolution.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Keekng, 7/19/2013 8:04:30 PM     (No. 9432900)

I´m with #2.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 7/19/2013 8:17:18 PM     (No. 9432917)

I forgot about that one #8. Just about fell out of my chair when I heard it.

And #14 is exactly right. Obama can be blamed for all the protests this WE. Sharpton may be the organizer, but Obama´s actions today poured fuel on the woodpile.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/19/2013 9:55:20 PM     (No. 9433039)

Did anyone else notice that part of his speech came right off of L.com comments ?

Like that new tell-the tongue in cheek ?

He´s hopeless.

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