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Obama / Race and Justice Speech / A Discussion (Part I) #1048210

CNN Evening News for Friday, Jul 19, 2013
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The surprise, unscripted speech by President Obama about race presented. [OBAMA - says he came to speak about the issue of the Trayvon Martin case and his parents' grace; offers views on the trial and context on how people are responding; explains the black community is looking at this through experience and on being a black man followed in a store.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A statement from Trayvon's parents about Obama's speech in which he identified with Trayvon quoted. Live discussion held with CNN's Cornell Belcher, Candy Crowley, former Obama assistant Joshua Dubois and image activist Michaela Angela Davis about what Obama said. [BELCHER - comments on the Obama "doctrine of race."] [DUBOIS - says Obama wanted to create a "bridge of empathy" by approaching it in a personal way; states he wanted to put a "face" on African-American men.] [CROWLEY - says Obama was pressed into such a speech using personal stories.] [DAVIS - says Obama "felt" the story: he is Trayvon and shared the pain of the community.]

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