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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2013, 07:32 PM

3. I just watched the speech and read the transcript.

It was a bold move on his part and there are bound to be people who say that now he is playing the race card. But his remarks were thoughtful, powerful, and -- he's right. He just put into words how we've all been feeling and were maybe too angry to say.

He's taken the anger out of it, but has spoken from the heart in a way that only a black man can speak -- from experience. He's been cool as the race issues around his presidency escalated from time to time; like the "birther" movement. Now he's speaking out and what he said is the bravest thing I have ever heard an American president say.

...if we use it to question ourselves in an on-going internal dialogue, and then act upon the answers we reach -- even if they are uncomfortable -- then it could rank high among the most influential of US President's speeches.

That's the challenge the president just gave us. Are we up to that challenge in this country?

Hell are we up to this challenge on DU?

If we're not, I don't know why we would continue to call ourselves members of the Democratic Underground.

I would like to see a genuine, heartfelt discussion on this topic and I hope that can be found on DU. If it can't I don't belong here anymore.

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