Black People Politics : Obama defends Black Lives Matter

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Obama defends Black Lives Matter


President Barack Obama said Thursday that the Black Lives Matter movement had given voice to the anger and discontent over policing and incarceration that has long been a fact of life in the black community.

The African-American community is not just making this up…It’s real and there’s a history behind it,” the president said. “I think the reason that the organizers use the phrase ‘Black Lives Matter’ was not because they were suggesting nobody else’s lives matter. Rather, they were suggesting that there is a specific problem that is happening in the African-American community that is not happening in other communities” ...


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https://www.yahoo.com/politics/the-marshall-project-and-president-1281560280604726.html


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Obama says Black Lives Matter movement raises 'legitimate issue'


... Obama made his first public remarks about the group, which grew in aftermath of police shootings of unarmed black men, during a discussion of the importance of criminal justice reform.

Critics of Black Lives Matter allege the group promotes bias against other groups, including white Americans and police, and started the saying, "all lives matter" ...




http://news.yahoo.com/obama-says-black-lives-matter-movement-raises-legitimate-211026613.html

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U.S. President Barack Obama takes part in a discussion on criminal justice reform at the White House in Washington October 22, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque


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