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Obama at NY Town Hall: ‘I’m a Testament’ To Racial Progress (Yeah right..Not)
Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2013 | Cortney O'Brien

Posted on 08/24/2013 4:05:13 AM PDT by Kaslin

This weekend in Washington, DC, thousands will march to recognize the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Just prior to that historic celebration, President Obama touched on the issue of race today at a town hall meeting in New York at Binghamton University. Responding to a question about educational opportunities for minorities, Obama acknowledged the progress America has made in race since Martin Luther King, Jr.'s momentous 'I Have a Dream' speech on August 28, 1963.

"Obviously we've made enormous strides -- I'm a testament to it, you're a testament to it, the diversity of this room and the students who are here is a testimony to it."

Yet, the president insisted,

"Institutional barriers for success for some groups still exist."

It’s all fine and good that the president can acknowledge the leaps our country has made in overcoming prejudice, but he seems to back track with this latter claim. Additionally, he contradicts his message of racial progress when making such comments as, “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” While he manages to identify himself with the tragically deceased teen and suggests his death was directed by racial prejudice, he fails to comment or identify with the horrifying murders of Chris Lane or WWII veteran Delbert Belton.

It’s unfortunate that so many prominent figures are still claiming America is tainted with racism, such as “The Butler” director Lee Daniels, and the ever charming Chris Matthews.

Hopefully this week’s March on Washington festivities will be a celebration of our racial progress, instead of a condemnation of our past.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; US: New York
KEYWORDS: obama; race; racism; townhallmeetings
Only the ignorant are buying his lies
1 posted on 08/24/2013 4:05:13 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Diversity is the last bastion for incompetence.


2 posted on 08/24/2013 4:06:26 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Kaslin

IMHO, he has set racial progress back by several decades..........


3 posted on 08/24/2013 4:07:44 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Kaslin

Oh OK Obama. Like when you’re whipping up racial violence ala Florida or when you called the woman who raised you a typical white woman? And what about your hate pastor?


4 posted on 08/24/2013 4:09:57 AM PDT by Vision (Trayvon Martin illustrates the bankruptcy of the modern civil rights movement.)
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To: basil

He sure has and he can not deny it


5 posted on 08/24/2013 4:17:40 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Vision

Bingo


6 posted on 08/24/2013 4:18:10 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH....thought this was from The ONION!!!


7 posted on 08/24/2013 4:19:24 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Kaslin

Anyone else notice that he can ONLY speak at colleges?? He’s AFRAID to talk to THINKING ADULTS!!


8 posted on 08/24/2013 4:20:45 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Kaslin

Old Zero is becoming like the New York Times. You read it so you know what’s true: the opposite of whatever it says.


9 posted on 08/24/2013 4:22:35 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: Kaslin

more of a scurge..


10 posted on 08/24/2013 4:24:08 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Kaslin

The Democrat party leftists gain, in their mind, votes and taxpayer money by keeping the wrong impression that racism is keeping minority downtrodden.

Race agitators will never stop agitating. It gives them power.


11 posted on 08/24/2013 4:24:57 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: Kaslin

Well, he may be a testament to racial progress, but ALL BY HIMSELF he has totally undone 40 years of progress and brought racial enmity to where it was about 1864.


12 posted on 08/24/2013 4:25:20 AM PDT by Arlis (.)
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To: Kaslin; KC_Lion

Any players of the PS2 games “Xenosaga 2/3” will immediately recognize the destruction wrought by a “black Testament”.


13 posted on 08/24/2013 4:32:48 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Kaslin

“I’m a testament to racial progress”

Now if he had said, I’m a testicle in a scumbag full of hatred and racial divide, then I would agree with him 100%.


14 posted on 08/24/2013 4:36:14 AM PDT by ImNotLying (The MSM bears a close resemblance to the world's oldest profession!)
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To: Kaslin

Collapse the system. Destroy the republican party which has held us in slavery. Let us leave their plantation. Then we can truly rebuild a free nation(s).


15 posted on 08/24/2013 4:41:23 AM PDT by Deathtomarxists (hillary's cankles smiled at me)
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To: ImNotLying

You wouldn’t be the only one.


16 posted on 08/24/2013 4:42:06 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

The Race-Baiter-in-Chief speaks...


17 posted on 08/24/2013 4:43:48 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Kaslin
The Great Divider speaks.
18 posted on 08/24/2013 4:46:30 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Kaslin

What a Maroon!

He can’t even spell “testicle” correctly.


19 posted on 08/24/2013 5:10:02 AM PDT by Iron Munro (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize - Voltaire)
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To: Kaslin

Community Organizer

Race Card

Green light

Community Organizer on a National Scale

==

[Notice the seeming increase in the number of vicious black on white attacks recently?]


20 posted on 08/24/2013 5:24:02 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: Ann Archy

Young, idealolgical, and still influential minds...


21 posted on 08/24/2013 5:26:52 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: Kaslin
"Obviously we've made enormous strides backwards.
22 posted on 08/24/2013 5:32:36 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Kaslin
The only kind of testament he is, would be a plague like they had in the Old Testament.
23 posted on 08/24/2013 5:54:05 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Kaslin

Wait. He’s right about racial progress.

Texas ought to use his statements to defend the lawsuit on voting rights that Obama’s DOJ just dropped on them.


24 posted on 08/24/2013 11:33:11 AM PDT by wildbill
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To: Kaslin
This POS doesn't believe his own words - he's as acrimonious as any race baiter out there.

His handlers obviously told him he needs to appear 'above' the race debate.

You've built your career on stoking race hate, Soetoro. Too late to wax magnanimous now.

25 posted on 08/24/2013 2:22:19 PM PDT by skeeter
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