Obama laments legacy of discrimination in US, says smart policies needed to offer opportunity

  • Article by: JULIE PACE , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 23, 2013 - 10:49 PM

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — President Barack Obama says poor people, run-down neighborhoods and underfunded schools would continue to exist even if a magic wand could somehow wipe away discrimination.

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firefight41Aug. 23, 13 4:23 PM

President Barack Obama says poor people, run-down neighborhoods and underfunded schools would continue to exist even if a magic wand could somehow wipe away discrimination. *************** Sorry Obama, but it is not discrimination that is ruining this country. You do not see the forest for the trees.

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arspartzAug. 23, 13 6:41 PM

Does this mean the the POTUS is opposed to government sanctioned discrimination like Affirmative Action?

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bblheadAug. 23, 13 8:22 PM

Let's just remove race and gender as an issue. Stop affirmative action, remove any indicators of race or gender from employment applications and use a number. Go by pure qualifications in the initial cut. Then, perhaps, we can start to eradicate the problem. Sadly, it isn't whites that are perpetrators of the most racism. Get a clue.....

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idiocracy2uAug. 23, 1310:18 PM

Once again, Obama fanning the flames of racism. Listen to Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Lewis Farrakhan and you will never be anything. All of their power comes from keeping their own people down and poor. Dems say they are for helping poor minorities, after 50 years of help, there are more poor minorities than ever. Jokes, all of them and those that believe them.

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theagonybhoAug. 23, 1310:19 PM

Obama has set race relations back 20 years, that being said we elected a black president twice how bad can it be?

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tituspulloAug. 23, 1310:32 PM

theagonybhoAug. 23, 1310:19 PM Obama has set race relations back 20 years, that being said we elected a black president twice how bad can it be?____________No, he just held a mirror up to the face of people like you and you can't handle it. Plain and simple...

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comsenAug. 24, 13 7:47 AM

Wasn't Obama going to bring America together? Now we have the most separated country ever and playing the race card by Obama is one big reason. He sees race in everything. He demonizes the opposition too instead of trying to work toward compromises. That is the opposite of what a President should do. He is the only one in the country that can bring people together and instead he has separated us.

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treetoad22Aug. 24, 1310:47 AM

Can we just fast forward three years when we can say sayonara to this guy? 2016 can't get here soon enough.

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dewarfAug. 24, 1311:56 AM

Obama has had so many chances to become a leader and he continues to struggle to say the right things at the right time. We could have had a first black president with leadership, executive, and decision-making experience AND THEN we could have moved our 'blended society' forward rather than made it more divisive. Sorry, but we clearly missed it with Barack Obama.

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