Speech : Speech On Racism And Weather

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“We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.” Barack Obama Race Speech was delivered on March 18, 2008, at the Constitution Center. When presidents give speeches there are multiple different perspectives, everyone makes their own assumptions on speeches. Race has always been an issues in the U.S. and it will always be, some never see an ending to racism because we don’t live in a perfect world and you can’t make someone believe something you believe because you think it’s right. Obamas presidential speech touches on racism and weather you support him or not some of the issues and facts that he pointed out are very real problems and issues in this world today. He brings up the Philadelphia convention in his first…show more content…
While pushing to end racism, and defending his old reverend, he also defends himself and talks about his background. As him being a true American and being a proud one at that. With running for president and even running to be president, that the main factor and he represents and defends that very well. While learning about all the hard times and struggles that African Americans have had to go through in the sixties and all though out history, ever since the first slave came to American, we as a nation have definitely come a long way. America needed a black president and as for Obama, being the first one is leading us down the path to end racism. While having race the main theme in his speech he also, at the same time, places it on the back burner while still addressing America as a whole. He did a very good job in mixing the two and bringing up the key importance with both situations that America is still facing today. As stated in his speech “If we walk away now, if we simply retreat into our respective corners, we will never be able to come together and sole challenges like health care or education or the need to find jobs for every American.” In his speech as was a big chunk was his defense on Reverend Wright, while he did defend his relationship he also did a very
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