Obama’s views on race anchored on US capacity to change 01.20.2015
President Obama participated in a literacy service project at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington, D.C., to mark the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Monday.
Washington - During racially tense moments that have beset the nation recently, many Americans have longed for President Obama to display some of the passion and soaring rhetoric that made the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who would have turned 86 last week, a civil rights legend.
But the messages of restraint Obama has given in response to outcry over police violence are the same ones he has been dispensing for decades, echoes of thoughts he has had since he was a young community organizer in Chicago.
His central tenets: Don't give in to anger and violence, work to improve not destroy the legal system, and accept that change will come and things are getting better, albeit more slowly than many would like.
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