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Obama / Race and Justice Speech / A Discussion (Part II) #1048213

CNN Evening News for Friday, Jul 19, 2013
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) [Today, OBAMA - says there is racial disparity in the application of laws; speaks about poverty and dysfunction in those communities that can be traced to a difficult history: the challenges faced by African-American boys and the context for them is being denied.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion continued with CNN's Cornell Belcher, Candy Crowley, former Obama assistant Joshua Dubois and image activist Michaela Angela Davis about what Obama said today about race and justice. [DUBOIS - talks about the predicament for black males: the context for the violence.] [BELCHER - says the president wanted to address middle America about the race issue.] [CROWLEY - reiterates there was pressure on Obama to chime in on this race issue.] [DAVIS - agrees this generation is better, but young blacks are seen as criminals or athletes.] Other material: [In speech, OBAMA - says each generation is making progress in changing attitudes on race as with his daughters' generation.]

Cooper, Anderson

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