Obama: Minorities Peacefully Protesting Are, ‘Not Demanding Special Treatment’

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Obama talked about race relations during his farewell speech on Tuesday evening—funny though—he left out the part about how much race relations have deteriorated during the past eight years.  The Man has no clue.

Guest Post by Philip Hodges

During President Obama’s farewell address in Chicago, he talked about race relations. He remarked that “the effects of slavery and Jim Crow didn’t suddenly vanish in the ’60’s.” He also said that when minority groups voice discontent or wage peaceful protest, they’re not doing so to get special treatment. They’re only demanding the equal treatment that the founding fathers promised. Here’s what he said:

“Going forward, we need to uphold laws against discrimination – in hiring, and in housing, and in education, and in the criminal justice system. That is what our Constitution and highest ideals require.

“But laws alone won’t be enough. Hearts must change. They won’t change overnight.…

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