Obama: Protesters Can’t Be Dismissed ‘as Troublemakers or Paranoid’

‘We cannot simply turn away and dismiss those in peaceful protests as troublemakers or paranoid’

"When mothers and fathers raised their kids right, and have the talk about how to respond if stopped by a police officer — yes, sir; no, sir — but still fear that something terrible may happen when their child walks out the door; still fear that kids being stupid and not quite doing things right might end in tragedy. 

When all this takes place, more than 50 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, we cannot simply turn away and dismiss those in peaceful protest as troublemakers or paranoid.”

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