Obama’s Great Speech

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1qbAxqGdIU[/youtube]
Juan Cole gives an impassioned discussion of this speech and what it means in America, with the city of Detroit as an example. Well worth a read. Here’s the first paragraph:

Barack Obama was talking about something very personal to him, about being rooted in family and community. He recognizes that race had shaped both and had wounded both. He refuses to give up on the communities in which he is rooted even if they sometimes act out on issues of race. He cannot, he says, afford to give up, and neither can we. No matter what happens in electoral politics, on March 18, 2008, Barack Obama entered the American history books with his brilliant, searingly honest speech on race.

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  1. barbara’s avatar

    Hi Mardé,
    How are you doing ?
    Thank you for adding this video. Yes, I listened to all of it, and with the greatest of interest.

    You have a nice day 😉

  2. Mardé’s avatar

    Hi Barbara,
    I’m not doing too badly. Could be a lot worse. 😉
    I’m really glad you liked the video. It’s not his complete talk but gets across the essentials.
    You too have a nice day 😉

  3. Jenna’s avatar

    I enjoyed listening to his speech. I believe that he is a terrific speaker and that he shows great potential!

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