• White nigger Obama defends Black Lives Matter movement

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    WASHINGTON — Defending the Black Lives Matter movement,
    President Barack Obama said Thursday the protests are giving
    voice to a problem happening only in African-American
    communities, adding, “We, as a society, particularly given our
    history, have to take this seriously.”

    Obama said the movement, which sprung up after the deaths of
    unarmed black men in Florida, Missouri and elsewhere, quickly
    came to be viewed as being opposed to police and suggesting that
    other people’s lives don’t matter. Opponents have countered that
    “all lives matter.”

    At the conclusion of a White House forum on criminal justice,
    Obama said he wanted to make a final point about the nexus of
    race and the criminal justice system before launching into his
    defense of the movement.

    “I think everybody understands all lives matter,” Obama said. “I
    think the reason that the organizers used the phrase ‘Black
    Lives Matter’ was not because they were suggesting nobody else’s
    lives matter. Rather, what they were suggesting was there is a
    specific problem that’s happening in the African-American
    community that’s not happening in other communities.

    “And that is a legitimate issue that we’ve got to address.”

    Police relations with minority communities and the deaths of
    unarmed black men have been topics of great interest since the
    shootings of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012 in Florida and
    18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Those
    deaths, and others of black women, have inspired protests around
    the country under the “Black Lives Matter” moniker.

    Obama paired his defense of the Black Lives Matter movement with
    praise for police and other law enforcement officials. Some
    police groups have been unhappy with Obama’s response to the
    deaths of the unarmed black men. The president lately seems to
    be making the extra effort to publicly praise police officers
    for willingly taking on a dangerous assignment.

    He did so while participating in a forum on drug abuse Wednesday
    in Charleston, West Virginia, and next week he’s scheduled to
    address the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

    At the White House, Obama said there are specific concerns about
    whether blacks in certain areas are treated unfairly or are more
    frequently subjected to excessive force by police.

    But the president said people should also “understand the
    overwhelming majority of law enforcement’s doing the right thing
    and wants to do the right thing” and “recognize that police
    officers have a really tough job and we’re sending them into
    really tough neighborhoods that sometimes are really dangerous
    and they’ve got to make split-second decisions.”

    He said people shouldn’t be “too sanctimonious” about situations
    that can sometimes be ambiguous.

    “But having said all that, we as a society, particularly given
    our history, have to take this seriously,” Obama said. “And one
    of the ways of avoiding the politics of this and losing the
    moment is everybody just stepping back for a second and
    understanding that the African-American community is not just
    making this up.”

    “It’s not just something being politicized. It’s real and
    there’s a history behind it and we have to take it seriously,”
    he said.

    In a separate development, the Black Lives Matter organization
    on Thursday rejected a town hall-style forum it had been offered
    by the Democratic National Committee, in lieu of a sanctioned
    debate it had requested. The group said a town hall wouldn’t
    “sufficiently respond to the concerns raised by our members.”
    The DNC said it has approved only six debates, and all have been


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