a more perfect union
I finally read Barack Obama's speech on race in America, and it is definitely worth checking out. People like to paint him as naive, but I don't believe that spending years in Washington is how one garners wisdom. Obama is Ivy League trained, like many of his Capital Hill colleagues, but his discernment comes also from years of community organizing in Chicago's poorest neighborhoods. He demonstrates compassion for the struggles of all Americans, vision for an America that better lives up to her ideals, and I believe, the ability to build bridges in a way that is rare and vital. Read his own words.