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Obama's speech on race


You don't necessarily have to be an Obama fan to agree that it was a great American speech, without any hyphenated qualifiers in front of the word, "American." The question is whether Americans were ready to hear it.

Categories: 2008 Presidential Campaign (79), Barack Obama (172)
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Great speech ... but as your cartoon shows, people will hear what they want to hear and keep on believing what they want to believe.

I don't think the issue is America being ready to hear it, but are they ready to assume responsibility and take action because of it. I think the fact that it has to be addressed and race is such an issue in the campaign is proof of fact that America is not ready.

The speech brought tears to my eyes and warmth in my heart. We all really need to face up to our own racism deeply rooted within for times of the past and build a better America.

We are not going to leave America, so therefore, we need to rebuild American into a country that All can be proud of.

I am willing and ready to make that move, no matter how far out of my comfort zone it takes me, we deserve it!

Obama 2008

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Chan LoweCHAN LOWE has been the Sun Sentinel’s first and only editorial cartoonist for the past twenty-six years. Before that, he worked as cartoonist and writer for the Oklahoma City Times and the Shawnee (OK) News-Star.

Chan went to school in New York City, Los Angeles, and the U.K., and graduated from Williams College in 1975 with a degree in Art History. He also spent a year at Stanford University as a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow.

His work has won numerous awards, including the Green Eyeshade Award and the National Press Foundation Berryman Award. He has also been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His cartoons have won multiple first-place awards in all of the Florida state journalism contests, and The Lowe-Down blog, which he began in 2008, has won writing awards from the Florida Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists.
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