Black People Politics : Obama White House Town Hall

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  1. NNQueen

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    In recent days, we have been flooded by requests from Americans asking what we all can do in our day-to-day lives to take on our challenges and maintain the unity brought by grief.

    Is there anything more American than that -- ordinary citizens from every corner of the country asking what they can do in their communities? As the President said in Dallas, that’s the America I know -- an America that’s never seen a problem it can’t solve.

    Yesterday, the President brought together law enforcement officials, civil rights leaders, activists, faith leaders, academics, and state and local elected officials to discuss these challenges and how we can all take steps together to build trust and ensure justice for all Americans.

    And tonight, President Obama will keep the conversation going about the challenges we face -- from racial inequality to how we build trust in our communities.

    The President will host a town hall where he’ll hear from officers, parents, students, and families affected by the violence of recent weeks. Participants will raise important questions, search for answers together, and most critically, seek to understand the different realities each of us face. We will all be able to learn a lot from their example.

    You can watch the town hall right here -- or on ABC News or ESPN -- tonight at 8:00 pm Eastern.

    The conversation and work must continue after the town hall -- and there are a number of things that YOU can do to answer the question we’ve heard so often: "How can I help?"

    First, bring back to your community a set of straightforward steps that you can take, right now, to make a difference. There are some solutions outlined by the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. We can honor the courage of our police officers and see the truth of our criminal justice system’s racial inequities – and these solutions are a critical part of that work.

    Second, become a mentor. A huge part of our shared work is ensuring that every young person in America knows that as a country, we believe in them.

    Third, keep the town hall’s conversation going in your community to build bonds with new people, seek out new viewpoints, and share your stories and examples. As the President has said, "Listen. Engage. If the other side has a point, learn from them."

    But as the President also said yesterday in Dallas, the work of healing these divisions requires that we open our hearts to each other, and "see in each other a common humanity, a shared dignity, and recognize how our different experiences have shaped us."

    We hope you’ll tune in tonight with an open mind, and bring back ideas to your community. This is going to take all of us.

    Thanks for all you do,

    Valerie

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    Please do let us know if you called in too!!
     
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    NNQueen going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    What do you think?

     
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    Obama didn't say anything that hasn't been said before.
    Not sure what the purpose of this was. And does sitting down make it more convincing, intimate or something?

    Probably wont waste too much time watching the complete session.


    Yo this town hall that presidential town hall #abc arranged is a farce. It was nothing short of full exploitation of Black pain and grief

    Eric Garner’s Daughter Says ABC News Silenced Her During Race Symposium With Obama
    Erica Garner walked out of the town hall taping in protest.
    July 14, 2016

    The daughter of Eric Garner, the man who died two years ago after New York City police placed him in a chokehold, walked out of an ABC News taping of a town hall with President Barack Obama Thursday in protest, saying network producers broke a promise to highlight her questions.

    Erica Garner is now denouncing the session on race, saying she was “lied to” and was “railroaded” by ABC producers who ignored her questions for the president.

    Read more
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/erica-garner-abc-obama_us_57881ee0e4b03fc3ee5031e9
    http://www.mediaite.com/online/obam...er-after-being-snubbed-at-abc-news-town-hall/

    Erica Garner: Obama Race Townhall A ‘Sham
    July 15, 2016

    The daughter of Eric Garner, who died after a 2014 altercation with police for selling illegal cigarettes, has called the ABC Town Hall meeting held by President Obama, a "sham."

    I need all of you to know that this #ABC town hall that will air at 8pm is a sham. They shut out ALL real and hard questions

    Source:
    http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/erica-garner-obama-race-townhall-sham


    By the way, these town hall meetings usually occur during "sElection Season"







    The spokesperson for the Oligarchy has to be mainstream, articulate, bright, clean and nice-looking.
     
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    UBNaturally Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Not done...



    Before someone says those tears were "fake"... nope, they were real.

    Just have a look at this...


    See, real tears
     
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    i could not make it through the show......sorry
     
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    Race issues are not Obama's strong points.
    He should give up for his last 6 months in office.
    He can't separate Black from white, when the issue is Black men being killed by police.
    I contribute his inability to separate the two, to his being biracial.

    I watched the town hall meeting.
    It was difficult to watch them speak about the death of police officers and the Black men being killed by police officers in the same forum, for me.
     
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    you were watching brainwashing in action....
     
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    Thanks for candor and honesty as welll

    fyi
     
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    chuck Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Big props for sharing your feedback et al...

    fyi
     
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