Obama seeks to define his civil rights role 50 years after march

  • Article by: Scott Wilson , Washington Post
  • Updated: August 28, 2013 - 9:41 AM

Today, he is expected to define new fight for equality.

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theagonybhoAug. 28, 13 8:34 AM

The only thing Obama has done for race relations since being elected is put them back 20 years.

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drposterAug. 28, 13 8:41 AM

One thing we can count on is the comments section will be heavily monitored today. Any mention of Obama's lack of comment on the Aus killed or the 88 year old Korean vet killed will be scrubbed.

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patasticAug. 28, 13 8:41 AM

The man does the opposite of what Dr. King advocated. He judges events by the color of the skin of the people involved. He purposely puts people in groups identified by their race, creed or color. Judging how groups are statistically represented among employees, college students or political figures is the opposite of judging individuals by their character.

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WHIMSEYAug. 28, 13 9:03 AM

I had a dream. For those that continually complain stop the bickering and the violance look around you and say what good can I do.

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nortcydAug. 28, 13 9:11 AM

Take a seat in the back right? Obama has done more harm to the civil rights movement than anyone in my life, and I'm in my 40's. On a side note, what's with the blatant disregard for the American Flag in the background. Point proven on another reason our nation has been driven in the ground by the single biggest divider on the largest podium in the world.

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tomstromieAug. 28, 13 9:14 AM

Restricting gun sales and advocation more money for urban schools will do nothing for black Americans. What they, and everyone else needs, is to have good job opportunities and to accept responsibility for their own lives.

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jdlellis1Aug. 28, 13 9:22 AM

In celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the March on Washington, might I recommend to all to live, not just celebrate the words expressed by the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King. His words were not, us versus them, divisive. Nor we're his words divisive in recognizing individuals based upon skin color. The lack of listening skills and group think is where we fail to live the dreams expressed by Dr. King. Finally, don't just listen to Dr.King's speech, his oratory skills are mesmerizing and overpowering. Take the time to read the words, the phrases, the structure and embrace what simply listening does not capture.

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genericloginAug. 28, 13 9:36 AM

I anxiously await the rise of the next Dr. King, and that certainly is not President Obama. He, along with the likes of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have significantly widened the race relation divide. Dr. King wanted true equality - equal rights, equal accountability, etc etc.

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odinmanAug. 28, 13 9:37 AM

What exactly is that sign saying "We Demand Equality for All" supposed to mean? Equal opportunity for all is one thing. Equal outcomes for all is quite another.

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bgronniAug. 28, 13 9:40 AM

the sign that man is holding. "Equality". With affirmative action, preference in jobs, and loans. seems there are different levels of "equality".

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