Obama at the NAACP

100 years of the NAACP. President Barack Obama at NAACP. This is a great speech. Just when you think Obama has lost his way, he throws a speech like this in your face. I just have to step back and say, “Damn!”

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From AP:

President Barack Obama on Thursday traced his historic rise to power to the vigor and valor of black civil-rights leaders, telling the NAACP that the sacrifice of others “began the journey that has led me here.” The nation’s first black president bluntly warned, though, that racial barriers persist.

“Make no mistake: The pain of discrimination is still felt in America,” the president said in honoring the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s 100th convention.

Painting himself as the beneficiary of the NAACP’s work, Obama cited historical figures from W.E.B. DuBois to Thurgood Marshall to explain how the path to the presidency was cleared by visionaries. (more…)

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