I've seen here, and in some media, a lot of very angry and disgusted commentary about President Obama's speech regarding the trial that shall not be named. Not having heard it, I read through the transcript and, as difficult as some of it was to digest, I'm not sure he's too far off the mark.
Setting aside the discussion about whether it was prudent for him to speak on the matter, there are some very good jumping points for a rational discussion regarding his words. When he said that African Americans are "looking at this issue through a set of experiences" it apparently was cause for great consternation.
But, don't we all do that, regardless of race? As an example, the debate over the Second Amendment, which rages daily, seems significantly influenced by events that happened well over 200 years ago.
If we could keep the vitriol to a minimum that would be great because I think this is an interesting line of thought and I'd like to hear your comments.
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