November 20, 2017

LIVE STREAM: President Obama Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Signing of the Civil Rights Act

The Live Stream Event has ended. We will post the video and transcript as soon as they are available.

  • Alma98

    I expect the media to dissect every word he says.

    • AxelFoley

      Of course.

    • As well as the Sole Patrol and Blackademics.

    • Miranda

      And some words he does NOT say.

      • Looking at you, Melissa Harris-Perry. *filing nails*

        • jds09

          Coates and Chait are breathing into brown paper bags right now.

      • JojoRaze

        I find that the Sole Patrol and the Blackademics do this the most-make stuff whole cloth about what the president didn’t say and critique him on stuff he didn’t say.

  • TyrenM

    I’m not seeing anything.
    Oh, it says beginning shortly. My bad.

  • Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka
    Pres. Obama: “It may be true that the law can’t make a man love me, but it can keep a man from lynching me and that’s pretty important.”

    • JojoRaze


    • jds09

      This is the money quote. It cuts right to it, right to the systemic heart of racism. It takes it beyond white people’s emotions and individual intentions and speaks to respectability politics. We don’t need white people to like us, we need white people’s institutions to get off our necks.

  • JojoRaze

    Is it bad that I can’t listen to PBO’s voice because it makes me warm all over? I’ll read the transcript when it’s released.

    *Goes to the lounge*

    • qosine


    • Alma98


      • JojoRaze

        I was listening to the live stream and PBO’s voice was extra buttery at the point I started at and I was like “Woah, there, can’t be lusting after Mrs. Obama’s husband like that. I’ll go the the WH page later and get the transcript.”

        • Alma98


      • Alma98


    • GreenLadyHere

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  • qosine

    Chills, tears

  • edp4bho

    Whoa, PBO said “hell”….LOL ! Changing the game !!

    ETA; Oh, guess he was quoting LBJ. Well no surprise- LBJ was a foul mouth. Still, it sounded tight coming from PBO.

    • I love it!

    • qosine

      I know! I was like, “Hell”? All right!