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July 22, 2013  

Say, Whaaat? Obama Publicly Wrestles with Being Black In ‘Post-Racial’ America—and puts Trayvon Martin ‘In Context’

It’s been lauded as his most eloquent statement yet, both on “race relations” and on being a black man in America--the 17-minute “personal” speech President Obama made on July 19 ostensibly “addressing” the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. Say, whaaat? So, Leid Stories is starting the week off right. We’ll deconstruct the president’s speech to show the wide variance between what he said, what he meant, and what people believe they heard. It’s media literacy for people who value their brains!

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