Skip to comments.Obama at NY Town Hall: ‘I’m a Testament’ To Racial Progress (Yeah right..Not)
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."
Its 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, hed 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.
Its 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 weeks March on Washington festivities will be a celebration of our racial progress, instead of a condemnation of our past.
Diversity is the last bastion for incompetence.
IMHO, he has set racial progress back by several decades..........
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?
He sure has and he can not deny it
HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH....thought this was from The ONION!!!
Anyone else notice that he can ONLY speak at colleges?? He’s AFRAID to talk to THINKING ADULTS!!
Old Zero is becoming like the New York Times. You read it so you know what’s true: the opposite of whatever it says.
more of a scurge..
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.
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.
Any players of the PS2 games “Xenosaga 2/3” will immediately recognize the destruction wrought by a “black Testament”.
“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%.
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).
You wouldn’t be the only one.
The Race-Baiter-in-Chief speaks...
What a Maroon!
He can’t even spell “testicle” correctly.
Community Organizer on a National Scale
[Notice the seeming increase in the number of vicious black on white attacks recently?]
Young, idealolgical, and still influential minds...
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.
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.