Obama’s Father’s Day Speech


LINK: Obama’s Father’s Day Speech, June 15, 2008

Context:
This speech proved to be quite controversial within the African-American community where leaders such as Rev. Jessie Jackson condemned Obama for the equivalent of airing that community’s “dirty laundry” and letting government off the hook for not addressing the economic and social inequalities that still plagued black neighborhoods.

On the other hand, the speech was also widely praised for its candor and for urging young black men to take more responsibility and for black families to set higher standards and goals for their children.

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Published on April 24, 2010 at 12:30 pm  Leave a Comment  

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