Thousands of people marched across the Selma, Alabama bridge on Sunday in the 50th year anniversary of the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” march. Check out President Obama’s speech below:
Of course, a more common mistake is to suggest that racism is banished… whatever racial tensions remain are a consequence of those seeking to play the ‘race card’ for their own purposes.
We don’t need the Ferguson report to know that’s not true.
We just need to open our eyes, and ears, and hearts, to know that this nation’s racial history still casts its long shadow upon us.
We know the march is not yet over. We know the race is not yet won. We know that reaching that blessed destination where we are judged, all of us, by the content of our character requires admitting as much, facing up to the truth.”
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