The two sides of the president give him an immigrant outlook on America—a side that has emphasized respectability and hard work—as well as an African-American understanding of the structural racism that exists in the U.S.
Instead of getting frustrated and, in O’Malley’s case, saying “White lives matter,” presidential wannabes O’Malley and Sanders should have been much more politically savvy when they were confronted by #BlackLivesMatter activists at Netroots Nation.
As Republicans join the fight for justice reform, former President Bill Clinton bashes his own crime bill before the NAACP, while President Barack Obama becomes the first sitting president to visit a federal prison.
In the wake of the Emanuel AME Church massacre, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd decided to amplify the discussion about stricter gun control laws by airing a video that exclusively featured black men in prison for murder.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, along with South Carolina’s two senators, Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham, joined Haley in calling for the Confederate flag’s removal from Statehouse grounds.